Ring, Ring

Guy Noren, Mallika Puri, and I programmed two proximity-triggered rotary phones to call the attention of downtown San Francisco strangers.

 

As a group, Guy, Mallika, and I wanted Ring to play as a commentary on the relationships we have with strangers. By placing two rotary phones in the middle of downtown San Francisco, we wanted to provoke a sense of nostalgia—a reminder that by having a simple conversation with someone you don't normally talk to, might just make your day a bit brighter.