Burning Man is known for its massive, Instagram-friendly art installations that are a stark contrast to the beige, desert backdrop. There are also many smaller projects, labors of love that can easily get lost. In this installment, THE INTERSECTION discovers one of them. To the naked eye, it looks like an old phone on a dusty table. Curious folks at Burning Man pick up the receiver. What awaits them on the other end is totally unexpected.
Thr project is The Phone Experiment™; it's the creation of David Cooper, a coder-slash- comedian who lives in San Francisco. He was kind enough to give us access to more than 24-hours of recorded conversations.
Producer: David Boyer Editors: Ben Trefny, Lisa Morehouse, Gabe Grabin Engineer: Gabe Grabin Music: Erik Pearson Associate Producer: Jonathan Davis
Special thanks to the Pigmalions, Versed, BMIR and all the peeps who shared a moment and/or a story.
Produced with the technical and emotional support of KALW, and the financial support of SF Arts Commission and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the NEH.