Fall, 2008

Operator is a physical installation that calls public payphones by plugging into switchboard nodes

Operator is a physical installation that puts the user in the role of a switchboard operator. Presented with a patchcord and a grid of nodes representing US States, the user can place live calls to public payphones around the country by plugging into a node (or multiple nodes). A list of public telephones in that state are then dialed and all answering parties are bridged into a conference call with the user.

Made with

Laser Etched Anodized Aluminum, Analog Phone, Phone Adapter, Asterisk, Microcontroller, XPort, Ethernet Cable, Audio Jacks, Audio Cable, Shift Registers, LEDs

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