Beloved FAT Lab member, James Powderly, is currently being detained in China. As of 10:30 AM, he has been detained for almost 48 hours with still no word. Read more from the NY Times (below) and check out the awesome laser stencil he created for the event. Free Powderly t-shirt design submissions are also welcome.
“BEIJING — In their latest confrontation with pro-Tibetan protesters during the Olympics, Chinese authorities arrested five Americans on Tuesday after they spelled out “Free Tibet” with blue L.E.D. lights near the National Stadium. Three other people, including a New York artist who fashions giant displays with lasers on buildings, were detained for a separate protest.”
This holy smash-up was made in serious collaboration with The Notorious JC. We were thinking about sending this dynamic duo to China to spring The Green Chinese Lantern from the clutches of the Chinese state and teach them bitches not to mess with freedom of speech, expression and religion. They seem to be having a problem with that.
And of course, obligatory instructions.
In case you have not figured it out from the title, this device automatically answers my cell phone for me and plays
. This is more of a “proof of concept” than a finished version, but there are full instructions nonetheless.
Future versions of this system will have the following features:
1. A touch tone controlled start menu
2. More intelligent pre-recorded message selection
3. A larger music selection
4. An operator (“0″) function which will play a pre-recorded message and then disconnect the call
5. Presentable project casing
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