Art on Call is constantly being improved to make it more functional and easier to use. Last month we released a new version with revised scripts and features. The script changes are meant to tighten the call flow and correct problems in the navigation (e.g., callers didn’t understand that stop numbers could be entered from the root welcome). The new features–TalkBack and breadcrumbing–take advantage of caller id to capture the stops requested by visitors and allow them to leave their own audio commentary.
The option to record your own comments about a work of art is available after listening to an Art on Call stop. Callers can leave one comment per work and retrieve them by entering their phone number at the website (newmedia.walkerart.org/aoc). By leaving a comment, you’re also giving the Walker permission to share your recording with other visitors. Visitor comments selected by Walker staff will appear in the program and on the website.
Art on Call automatically keeps track of the works of art you access so that after your visit, you can retrieve your stops and find additional information as well as any comments you may have saved. Each time you dial Art on Call from the same phone number, we extend the collection of stops. Like TalkBack comments, your collection of Art on Call stops (should we call this a playlist?) is retrieved by entering your phone number in the search box on the project website (newmedia.walkerart.org/aoc).