Portal is an interactive installation work that uses altered cell phones to investigate how networked devices for human communication are dramatically transforming the intersections between our bodies, our consciousness and our machines. The phones are programmed to perform a series of specific behaviours that give them the appearance of sentience. The use of recorded audio and video, rotating motors, video capture to evolve the content, and the phone's accelerometer for touch response all add to the illusion of consciousness.
THIS WORK WAS RECENTLY UPDATED TO USE IPHONES. It will be shown in the new format in August 2019
- Felix Jodoin - Original Symbian, C++ and Ruby Programmer
- Andrew Winton - Circuit Board Design/Electronics
- Chad Harris - Mechanical Design Technologist
- David Schilling - iPhone andServer Programmer 2017