Mass-Observation Theatre Jukebox

Stand and Stare’s Mass-Observation Theatre Jukebox is currently on display at FutureEverything’s exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The jukebox uses photographs from the Worktown Archive and text from the M-O Archive to play stories. Placing images on the jukebox desk activates a projection and audio through radio-frequency transmitter tags implanted in the pictures. Knowing the method doesn’t take away the magic; when I was there people were getting really wrapped up in the experience. These tags are used for identification and tracking and can even be implanted in humans, a dark development of M-O’s surveillance methods.


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There is more information about how the Jukebox was developed here.

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