Embroidered telephone conversations

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Embroidered telephone conversations

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Artist Louisa Bufardeci made these embroidered telephone conversations, she writes…

Warrantless, wireless, telephone tapping – how does it affect the home-sweet-homeliness of the domestic space? 13 captured telephone conversations – all one minute long captures the sense of paranoia generated by the idea that anyone could be listening in, anytime. These particular thirteen conversations are sourced from a mixture of conversations history known to have been tapped, conversations from my private home, and conversations between abstract people.

Louisa Bufardeci ::::: 13 captured telephone conversations – all one minute long – [via] Link.

8 thoughts on “Embroidered telephone conversations

  1. Unomi says:

    What if there would be any ‘wave recognition’, like in OCR but then it can analyze these patterns into real WAV-format?

    Then people can scan this image, put it into some software and listen to the regenerated wave.

    I don’t know if something like that exist (wich would be very cool btw), but then this conversation embroidered could be sniffed at by anyone.

    – Unomi –

  2. stitchwitched says:

    makes for great needlework!

  3. autumn07 says:

    Wonderful! I don’t know if it was planned or unplanned, but the 13 stripes of color reminded me of the original US flag.

  4. morcheeba says:

    Unomi – my thoughts exactly! You might be interested in “the digital needle”, which does what you describe – the website even has playable samples decoded from pictures of record grooves. There is a Wired article on the project.

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