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(re)distributions is an exhibit exploring the expressive potential of Handheld Computing (PDAs), Information Appliances like Pagers and Cellular Phones, as well as Nomadic technologices like Empedded Processing and Distributed Systems.
Gregory Chapuisat
POKE for PalmOS (website link)

POKE is an application made specifically for pen-based organizers, or
"personal companions" as they're affectionately termed. Elitist by intent,
POKE requires Palm OS and a compatible handheld organizer to experience,
emphasizing: the process of downloading and sharing, the priveleges of
access, the virtues of portability and privacy, the thrill of infrared
transmission (beaming) between users, and most of all -- the basic instinct
to touch.

POKE is a 1-bit monochromatic interface, to tap, touch or poke, as you
please, with your nose, toes, fingers, or any probing object you can imagine.
POKE is reminiscent of yesterday's mobile edutainment toys, from
Speak'n'Spell to Gameboy, that turn tactility into fun. Like its commercial
counterparts, POKE is programmed to respond with rewards and rejections
that reinforce desired behaviors. Therefore, don't be fooled by POKE's playful
nature and poor resolution. In the tradition of interactive games, electronic or
otherwise, POKE requires delicate handling and attention to detail. As the old
adage goes: practice makes perfect.

Gregory Chapuisat has taken full advantage of the convergence of 'touch'
and 'tech' by developing POKE for Palm OS organizers. POKE reminds us
that although the acronym PDA has been popularized to stand for "Personal
Digital Assistant", it once meant "Public Display of Affection". -
Joshua Trees

Bio
(b.1972, new york city, us)
— Generalist
— BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
— currently lives and (works) in
San Francisco

Download POKE here. PC (zip) | Mac (sit)
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