Mobotag

Mobotag

Posted On: June 7, 2006
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Mobotag, by Marta Lwin, reveals the hidden layers of a city through an active exchange of location based media and text messages via the cellphone. It’s collaborative phone tagging of the city. Part virtual graffiti, part walking tour, “mobotag” creates a spontaneous and easy way for tagging a neighborhood via the cellphone. Send and view messages, images, videos and sounds…

See art, read stories, and watch a hidden layer of the city reveal itself. Respond with your media and participate in the creative expression and mapping of your neighborhood. By sending a text message to “mobotag”, with your city location, you begin an interactive tour of a neighborhood. Using a unique geocoding feature, “mobotag” tells you what other messages exist in your local area. In the near future “mobotag” will also feature art projects including “flyHere,” a mobile phone audio installation featuring native bird calls; “bugBytes,” collectible graphical bugs originating at major telecoms around NYC; and “lookHere,” a written work in short form by a native NY writer.

“mobotag” is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.
http://turbulence.org/Works/mobotag

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