Text Tone at Hamilton Winterfest 2015
We are pleased to announce our new interactive project, Text Tone,
as part of the Hamilton Winterfest 2015 Kick-off Event curated by Tara Bursey entitled On The Waterfront! Text Tone is on display on February 7th, 2015, at Pier 8 in Hamilton! Come out and enjoy projects and events by a bunch of talented artists and coordinators!
Text Tone is an interactive mobile phone based sound installation that decodes text messages sent by the audience into touch-tone keypad audio compositions. In 1878 in Hamilton, Ontario, Hugh Cossart Baker, Jr. established the first commercial telephone exchange, making Hamilton the first location in the British Empire to have a publicly accessible telephone network. Prior to this, telephone networks commonly consisted of direct lines from one specific unit to another, and this development therefore allowed the populace to use a device to contact more than one…
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