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      Cybraphon: Collecting the Physical or the Digital at National Museums Scotland?

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)

      8 - 10 July 2014

      Cybraphon, Device art, Social media interaction, Digital culture, Museum collecting

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          Abstract

          In 2013, National Museums Scotland collected Cybraphon, an interactive autonomous internet- connected robot band, created in 2009 by artists’ collective and musicians FOUND. Cybraphon obsessively Googles itself every 15 seconds to see how popular it is. All Cybraphon activity rests in the hands of the online community and as such provides a means of displaying online social interaction in a unique way, manifested through an object. It captures its makers’ interest in social media interaction at a point in time, 2009, when the phenomenon was still relatively new. This case study will provide background on the making of Cybraphon and then explore the Museum’s approach and the audience reaction to this experimental foray into social media ‘collecting’.

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          Conference
          July 2014
          July 2014
          : 122-128
          Affiliations
          Department of Science and Technology

          National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street

          Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2014.31
          © Alison Taubman. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)
          EVA
          London, UK
          8 - 10 July 2014
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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