Not For Sale Opens In North Adams · Monday August 2, 2010
Check out the video above of the opening event of Not For Sale. The interactive storefront window installation by artists Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield opened Thursday in North Adams, Massachusetts. Viewers are encouraged to call in with their mobile phone, and key-presses activate objects within the storefront. There is also a website participants can access from their mobile phone to activate objects.
The work makes use of the open source telephony project Asterisk as well as the Arduino micro-controller platform. The Hatfields have documented technical aspects of the build process on their blog. They were also recently interviewed by John Mitchell for the North Adams Transcript. An archive of the article is available here.
Not For Sale is part of DownStreet Art, the city-wide public art project designed to revitalize downtown North Adams. It will remain on display through the end of October.