The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Futel: The Payphone, Devolved" (Download)
Saturday, July 21, 2018: 7:00 pm (Ritchie): Part public service and part public art, Futel is keeping payphones alive by installing them in public locations and providing free telephone service, telephone-mediated art, and live human interaction. They feel that the constraints of the phone interface spur creativity, pay homage to a generation of creative hackers, and allow them to worm their way into the minds of large groups of people. Now that we are finally living in the cyberpunk dystopia promised in the 1980s, they are poised to seize this moment. You will learn what aspects of the project make it effective, and how they can be applied to other creative technological projects.