Mobile phone technology has drastically evolved in the past years. It is no longer possible to refer to a mobile phone as a simple communicative device, with the soul purpose of establishing dialogue through calls and texts. In a sense, the mobile phone has become a tool, with all the conceptual and practical implications that the term involves.
To understand this video, it is necessary to be aware of what happened two years ago. Iran is well known for filtering the Internet but the government has moved to do the same for mobile phones. Nokia Siemens Network has confirmed it supplied Iran with the technology needed to monitor, control and read local telephone calls.
We are now only a few hours away from the start of the 11:11:11 UpStage Festival, the fifth annual festival of online performance in the UpStage platform, and there is a strong sense of cosmic alignment going on.
The latest technological advances that emerged from numerous attempts to address our society's needs has enabled massive numbers of individuals and groups to connect and communicate with each other at any place or time. This insight is one of the several important things that I learned from Marc Garett, in his handling two sessions of our Creative Digital Technologies class at the University of Westminster.
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