Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Retractable Phone Booth

Nick demonstrates the personal phone booth -- Click for more pictures!
Nick Rodriguez built a personal, retractable phone booth. It's purpose? Well, one might quickly think of two things it does really well:
  1. Provide privacy.
  2. Call obscene amounts of attention to oneself.
The real point is to confront mobile phone technology and the impact it is having on social interactions. For one thing, it demonstrates how cell phone use can alienate the user from the group of people that is immediately present. And you would be surprised how many people don't actually notice this thing out in public. He must have been testing it in NYC. Linkage: UPDATE: If you're not into this artsy, performance sculpture thing, perhaps you would like a more physically active demonstration against cell phones. Say, something along the lines of Smash My Cell Phone?

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