disembodied voices...
Disembodied voices is a meditation on the nature of public space. It is a visual representation of how different bodies communicate across space, using cell phones as a metaphor for the new translocal of connected, disembodied voices, linked across space invisibly - forming an unseen network of wanderers, always within reach yet nowhere in sight. We now have private conversations in public - and in so doing, these conversations, or at least half of them, become public events, a half-dialogue that no longer knows such a thing as privacy. This site illustrates the collision of the personal/private and public space. As the line between public and private continues to blur intimate transactions have become audible to anyone within earshot. Where we are, in a sense, no longer matters since we are always connected...more
pick a voice...

male  female   english   french   spanish   german   japanese   chinese   indonesian   arabic   cantonese
each voice (user) will be represented as an icon on the next screen. Click on a voice to continue.

Add your cell phone story. Click to add your story a read other's disruptive encouters with
cell phones in public spaces... go to forum.

This project was created by
jody zellen and produced (in part) at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center through the Artists-In-Residence Program. Special thanks to Cory Arcangel, Taketo Shimata, Carol Parkinson, Hans Tammen @ Harvestworks Digital Media.