The Good, The Bad, and the Solid Gold A Presentation Focusing on the Anti-Cell Phone Movement
Students Who Love to Communicate:  A Poll
Are Cell Phone Interruptions Acceptable (in a Lecture Setting) to Undergraduate Students?
Can You Hear Me Now?  No?  Good! <ul><li>While cell phones only account for 1.5 % of car accidents, many countries have al...
The Solid Gold Chartbusters Discogs.com,  signonsandiego.com; Photos manipulated with photoshop elements
I Wanna 1-2-1 With You: The Phone-Bashers Story <ul><li>The  Solid Gold Chart Busters  was a parody group in the ’90’s mad...
Nick Rodrigues nickrodrigues.com, signonsandiego.com; Photos manipulated with photoshop elements
Isolation in the Eyes of the Artist: Nick Rodrigues’ Take on Cell Phones <ul><li>A boston-based performance sculptor, he m...
In Closing…. <ul><li>Cell phones have become a heated topic of debate. </li></ul><ul><li>Some anti-cell phone groups have ...
References <ul><li>Bylund, Anders. “Movie Theaters to Block Cell Phones?”.   Arc technica . 19 December 2005. Ars Technica...
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0760111 Cell Phones: The Good, The Bad, and the Solid Gold

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This integrated media series is focused on a simple thing most people take for granted: the cellular phone. This presentation isn't focused on its' strong points or its' history, however--oh no--this is all about the Anti-Cell Phone movement. More specifically, it's a brief introduction to the current lobbying efforts to ban the devices, and two entities going about it in two completely different manners.

As far as the design of the slideshow is concerned, a more gray scale approach was taken, to reflect the coloring of typical phone screens (as the background is a zoomed in image of a cellular screen), but also how cold phones as a technology are. Without the texts and phone calls, they hardly catch our eye. That was the theme chosen, and hopefully you see it as fitting. Without further interruption, I leave you to your viewing.

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0760111 Cell Phones: The Good, The Bad, and the Solid Gold

  1. 1. The Good, The Bad, and the Solid Gold A Presentation Focusing on the Anti-Cell Phone Movement
  2. 2. Students Who Love to Communicate: A Poll
  3. 3. Are Cell Phone Interruptions Acceptable (in a Lecture Setting) to Undergraduate Students?
  4. 4. Can You Hear Me Now? No? Good! <ul><li>While cell phones only account for 1.5 % of car accidents, many countries have already banned their use while driving (Weinstein, 2002). </li></ul><ul><li>Some theaters are going as far as to request an exemption from the 1934 Communications Act so cell phones can be jammed while on the premise. (Bylund, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Like the cigarette, even some schools, businesses, trains, and even restaurants have banned the devices. (Dizon, 2007) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Solid Gold Chartbusters Discogs.com, signonsandiego.com; Photos manipulated with photoshop elements
  6. 6. I Wanna 1-2-1 With You: The Phone-Bashers Story <ul><li>The Solid Gold Chart Busters was a parody group in the ’90’s made (in)famous by the song “I Wanna 1-2-1 With You” which featured a Nokia ringtone. </li></ul><ul><li>They launched a site profiling their cell phone smashing around town— </li></ul>— openly refusing to replace any broken phones, or apologize for their actions. ( phonebashing.com) phonebashing.com
  7. 7. Nick Rodrigues nickrodrigues.com, signonsandiego.com; Photos manipulated with photoshop elements
  8. 8. Isolation in the Eyes of the Artist: Nick Rodrigues’ Take on Cell Phones <ul><li>A boston-based performance sculptor, he made a name for himself in 2002 with his anti-technology art. (Rodrigues, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>His most famous creation is the “phone booth” which profiles the social sacrifices and self-induced isolation that come with the cell phone obsession. (Rodrigues, 2005) </li></ul>Liast.com
  9. 9. In Closing…. <ul><li>Cell phones have become a heated topic of debate. </li></ul><ul><li>Some anti-cell phone groups have taken more drastic measures (such as destroying cell phones or satirizing famous ringtones). </li></ul><ul><li>Others have taken more political methods up (such as using art as a statement). </li></ul><ul><li>Question is, will these groups succeed in their quest to silence the devices? Or have they become so ingrained in our culture that they cannot be? </li></ul>Victorystore.com
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Bylund, Anders. “Movie Theaters to Block Cell Phones?”. Arc technica . 19 December 2005. Ars Technica. 30 September 2008 <artstechnica.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>Dizon, Kristin. “Please Hold: Businesses Want to Hear Your Order, Not Your Call”. Seattlepi.com . 10 November 2007. Seattle Post. 29 September 2008 <seattlepi.nwsource.com/business>. </li></ul><ul><li>Rodrigues, Nick. “Artist Profile”. Nick Rodrigues . September </li></ul><ul><li>2005. Nick Rodrigues. 1 October 2008 <www.nickrodrigues.com >. </li></ul><ul><li>Weinstein, Lauren. “Cell-Phone Ban Not a Good Call”. Wired . 9 December 2002. Wired Magazine. 29 September 2008 <www.wired.com>. </li></ul>
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