A public audio online message board.
Leave a message for the world to hear.
AudioBored is a public online audio messaging board that allows for anyone to call in, record a message, and post it to the server. Simply dial the free 1-800 number from the website and record your note. Visitors to the board can click on the sound clips and listen to all the recordings collected. Like an online bulletin board, AudioBored allows for candid opinions, thoughts, ideas, exclamations, etc… to be posted live in a shared online space as recorded audio through a phone interface.
How is information shared and retrieved? Should all information be free and public? What types of new public spaces does the internet allow for besides chat rooms, bulletin boards, web sites, moos, muds, etc…? AudioBored is a framework for a shared public audio space where anyone can record a message and share it with the world. The project extends the possibilities of communicative spaces to all all forms of personalized media that can be shared.
AudioBored allows for people to contribute to a shared online public space without a computer. Since standard telephones (including mobile and stationary phones) are ubiquitous and exist in far greater numbers than computers, they provide a low-cost entry point to the Internet. AudioBored opens up the landscape for public contribution to distributed online forums where everyone is allowed a voice – independent of having Internet access or individual financial situations. Everyone has access to a phone – whether it’s a pay phone or a personal mobile or a landline, access to telephony systems is within most people’s price ranges.
Human Connectedness Group
Media Lab Europe
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