Angie Waller

exhibitionsTelematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace (touring exhibition)
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AwardsBest in Telecommunication Art Award, 7th International Festival of New Film, Split Film Festival, Croatia was a messaging service for wireless phones around the year 2000, when the latest technology was the Nokia brick phone or Samsung flip phone. The message library consisted of 2-bit pixel animations that were used to express difficult topics that were hard to convey face-to-face. Serving as an early warning of how cell phones would impact social interactions, provided a dystopia of Atari-style graphics that could inform you of being cheated on or the loss of a pet. The animations in the library covered adult and sometimes dark themes. (I was invited to share these animations on 60 Minutes, but at the time I couldn't think of any messages that would be both funny and suitable for television.)