Pophorn

Mais usos e prtica surgem com apropriaes sociais (nesse caso, artstica) do telefone celular. Aqui vemos uma dupla sueca executar, na Colmbia, um projeto utilizando um software que transforma o aparelho em instrumento musical.

Vemos aqui mais uma funo desse dispositivo que chamamos, por vcio, de “telefone celular”. Ele hoje, efetivamente, muito mais que um telefone por redes celulares. Poderamos cham-lo de “Dispositivo Hbrido Mvel de Conexo Multimodal”, DHMCM. Nome muito melhor e muito mais prtico do que “telefone celular” ;-))

Brincadeira a parte, DHMCM descreve com mais preciso esse dispositivo convergente. Ele um Dispositivo tcnico, Mvel, de Conexo a diversas redes (bluetooth, celular, Internet) e Multimodal (textos em SMS, fotos, vdeos, msica, voz). Definitvamente ele no mais apenas um “telefone”.

Vejam o UNSWORN Ophonine Pophorn:

Mobile phones become musical instruments at Colombian festival

Malm/Bogot 19 February 2007 – Swedish design duo Unsworn are currently in Bogot, Colombia doing a sneak-peak presentation of their new Ophonine Pophorn software. The Ophonine is the first in an upcoming series of applications that transform your cellphone into various musical instruments. With the Ophonine you can record and play sound loops with a simple press of a button.

Thursday 22 February you are welcome to try the Ophonines at Museo de Artes at Universidad Nacional in Bogot from 5 pm to 9 pm. Jam with your friends or strange loopaholics!

The mobile is not just a phone its a powerful and very portable multimedia computer. By downloading a piece of software to your phone everyone could be walking around with a set of musical instruments in their pocket! says Unsworn representative Erik Sandelin. Unsworn dont see people as passive consumers but as active creators or protagonists who put a lot of effort into making personal technologies truly personal. The future of mobile audio is not just about downloading ringtones but in creating your own music, actively remixing the world you live in.

The Ophonine Pophorn is based on Unsworns interactive sound art installation, the Four Ophones, which has been touring the world the last years: from galleries in Tokyo and Paris to Central Park in New York and the Ars Electronica festival in Austria.

The Pophorn event is part of the Bogotrax festival, an independent laboratorio urbano featuring ten days of free electronic music parties, VJ-spectacles and conferences on electronic culture. After Bogotrax Unsworn will continue its Colombian Pophorn Tour with events in Medellin, as part of the Pixelazo festival there.

The Ophonine Pophorn software run on most new mobile phones and will be available for free download from www.unsworn.org/pophorn in May 2007.

The Colombian Pophorn event is kindly supported by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and the Swedish Arts Council, IASPIS.


Unsworn is Erik Sandelin and Magnus Torstensson interaction designers based in Malm, Sweden, and at www.unsworn.org. Unsworn design personal technologies and social action spaces.