Call Number Telephone

Every book in a library is assigned a call number. Call Number Telephone is an interactive artwork that allows listeners to browse a directory and dial these call numbers to hear books from different parts of a library collection.

Artwork: Chris Gaul
Software: Jos Mulder
Video documentation: Dave Katague

This work was produced as part of the UTS Library Artist Residency Program at the University of Technology, Sydney and is a collaboration with the UTS Interactivation Studio.

A view of the Shelf Life exhibition

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