Experimental Installation for the Mobile Phone Network
Concept: Urban Journal is a location sensitive mobile media art piece that facilitates interaction and exchange between people. New media technologies, such as the mobile phone, overlay older forms of communication to constitute a new type of urban space in the form of a social communication matrix. The sending of text messages (SMS) via mobile phones has become a ubiquitous component of such communication practices, enabling every inhabitant with access to a phone to take part in the Urban Journal by recording their daily impressions and forwarding them via their mobile phone.
This phenomena creates a shared cultural platform and through its global media dissemination this leads to the local region entering a global city dialogue.
Technical material used in the production:
1 x Pentium 4 PC 1 GHz Processor
1 x Nokia GSM Card
1 x Mobile Phone SIM Card
1 x Internet access
.Processing ( http://www.processing.org )
.JDK (Java Development Kit)
.Google Map API
.Flicker API ( http://flickr.com/services/api )
.iSMS (instant short message service)