Cell Phone Xylophone was originally developed as part of PORTAGE, an artist and designer driven research project, led by Geoffrey Shea and Paula Gardner in the Mobile Experience Lab. It allows participants using a simple cell phone to control and play a networked, mechanical instrument.

Viewers simply dial a toll free number and are then prompted to enter key presses. The patterns they enter correspond to arpeggios and loop several times. Their phone connects to a VOIP service which delivers their key presses to an Asterisk server which relays them to the control machine wired up to the xylophones custom controller board. This version was presented at MobileFest in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Exhibitions

MobileFest, Museum of Sound and Image, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2008

Interactive Arts, ACM Multimedia, Science World, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2008
 

Publications

Geoffrey Shea, Portage: Locative Streetscape Art, International Multimedia Conference, Proceeding of the 16th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Vancouver, 1131-1132, 2008

Geoffrey Shea and Paula Gardner. PORTAGE: A Locative Streetscape Theatre, at Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany, 2007

Paula Gardner, Geoffrey Shea, Patricio., Davila, P. PORTAGE: Locative Media at the Intersection of Art, Design and Social Practice, University of Siegen, Germany, 2007

Geoffrey Shea, Sound as a Basis for Locative Media Experience, Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference at Brock University, June 2007

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Sunday February 24th, 2013
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Cell Phone Xylophone was originally developed as part of PORTAGE, an artist and designer driven research project, led by Geoffrey Shea and Paula Gardner in the Mobile Experience Lab. It allows participants using a simple cell phone to control and play a networked, mechanical instrument.

Viewers simply dial a toll free number and are then prompted to enter key presses. The patterns they enter correspond to arpeggios and loop several times. Their phone connects to a VOIP service which delivers their key presses to an Asterisk server which relays them to the control machine wired up to the xylophones custom controller board. This version was presented at MobileFest in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Exhibitions

MobileFest, Museum of Sound and Image, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2008

Interactive Arts, ACM Multimedia, Science World, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2008
 

Publications

Geoffrey Shea, Portage: Locative Streetscape Art, International Multimedia Conference, Proceeding of the 16th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Vancouver, 1131-1132, 2008

Geoffrey Shea and Paula Gardner. PORTAGE: A Locative Streetscape Theatre, at Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany, 2007

Paula Gardner, Geoffrey Shea, Patricio., Davila, P. PORTAGE: Locative Media at the Intersection of Art, Design and Social Practice, University of Siegen, Germany, 2007

Geoffrey Shea, Sound as a Basis for Locative Media Experience, Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference at Brock University, June 2007

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