Cellphonia LEO50: LEO50

Dates or Deadline: 
27 October 2018 to 4 November 2018
Scot Gresham-Lancaster
Leonardo Program: 


Cellphonia is an unfamiliar NEW MEDIA form

Here is the current version, but read below first


Anyone anywhere in the world with a touch-tone phone can participate, NOW!

CALL +1 (972) 200-9122

Listen carefully to the instructions and don’t say words, but exercise one on the 4 options:

  1. Press 0 and then sing a long tone
  2. Press 2 and chant to the gods of science
  3. Press 3 and mumble like a biological entity
  4. (worst choice) hang up

Don’t hang up and after you stop vocalizing or 6 secs (which ever comes first), you will hear your contribution and the three previous contributions, then yours again.

If you go to http://cellphonia.org/LEO50

You will be taken to the front end of the most current and actively running cellphonia “Cellphone Opera” 

the Steve Bull and myself have recently put together to celebrate Leonardo 50th celebrations

Like a clown that never stops juggling this “birthday party” entertainment is always on and available.

It works on any smart phone for input and if there is web access the user can “play” their own contribution and the previous 11 callers.

So it isn’t a performance unless the audio from a cellphone is amplified or a web browser is projected and someone interacts with the “village” of sounds.