Gamerz-Festival #09

10th to 20th october 2013
Multimedia Art Festival
free entrance

M2F Créations

Djeff Regottaz

Paris, France

Programmation : Guillaume Evrard

Call Box Emergency, sound interactive installation, 2013

The sharp rise of mobile technology turned phone intimacy into a long gone concept. While mobile phone equipment rate in France closes to 100% and provides a large range of modern communication media (texting, emailing, webcams…), these devices are less and less used for their original purpose: calling people.

Despite the decline of street phone booths, public phone continues to be used, notably by people underequipped, willing to remain anonymous or simply keen to protect their privacy.

« Call box emergency » offers a user experience based on the very concept of anonymous and private call to everyone eager to satisfy their urgent telephone needs.

A digital artist and researcher, Djeff Regottaz was awarded the Hachette Foundation “Digital Creation” grant in 2000 for his interactive, generative crime novel Trajectoires. He founded the Dekalko digital entertainment studio and from 2001 to 2009 taught new media at the Paris 8 University in the “Culture and communication” department. In 2009 he became artistic director, then in 2012 creative director, at Sciences Po in Paris.

In his artistic work, he likes to question perception, and uses our environment as a playground. His creations focus on three areas: game play, mobility and traces. His installations and videos are regularly exhibited in France and abroad.