What: D+TM #43
What: Minitel Art Workshop
When: Thursday 21st of April, 3 to 6PM
Where: Parsons Paris room 500
Minitel is a videotext online service accessible through telephone lines, and considered as one of the world’s most successful pre-World Wide Web online services.
In February 2009, France Telecom indicated the Minitel network still had 10 million monthly connections. Despite this, France Telecom retired the service on 30 June 2012.
In 2013, the Dead Minitel Orchestra (a Graffiti Research Lab France’s project) choose to explore the new possibilities offered by this e-waste device.
As a result it gave the Minitel an afterlife taking the form of experimental musical and graphical/generative instruments for live performance and artistic installations.