Art Calling-Digital Stories is new media artist project developed by Chiara Passa for the Medialab in Madrid. In this project a user finds a telephone number on a sticker in a phone booth. They call in and tell the program stories to be heard later by others.
People using “ Art Calling-Digital Stories” only need to dial a telephone number (listed on sticker on the booth) which is linked to a switchboard (from a telephone company) with various vocal options and also various audio files…
…Inside the booth people will find another sticker with instructions about how to connect with different stories. Every tale will be told in English. The stories are about the most interesting artists, artworks and events on interactive art, software art, modified video games, demo scene, hacking tools, digital animation, video installation, sound art, from the beginning to present day, several selected by Passa herself.
A new media project where people describe other new media projects risks being overly self referential. With that said anybody in Spain might want to check it out.
We’re always on the look out for other people making interesting cell phone projects. This time I found it on Sourcecode.