Camille Turner, The Colour Line Virtual Museum of Canada
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Images in the Series: This image shows a Taxi in a tunnel with a Teletaxi screen playing a video.This image shows a view of the back of a taxi with the Teletaxi screen playing a video. As the taxi moved through the city, a GPS receiver attached to the computer triggered location-specific media artworks to appear on the screen.Camille Turner's video 'Colour Line.'Teletaxi, a mobile, site responsive project presented in Montreal and Toronto, allowed taxi passengers to experience geo-specific artworks on a touch screen. The image here shows the touch screen computer with an image of an urban map.

A mobile, site-responsive project presented in Montreal and Toronto that allowed taxi passengers to experience geo-specific artworks on a touch screen installed in the back of a cab. As the car moves through the city, the computer, which is attached to an onboard GPS receiver, triggers location-specific media artworks to appear on the screen. The Teletaxi experience not only connects passengers to the spaces they pass through, it also transforms the anonymous space of the cab. While we normally understand the cab's route as lines on a map, Teletaxi thrusts a new layer of local experience on that vague and impersonal line between A and B.

Camille Turner was born in Kingston, Jamaica. A curator and media/performance artist and cultural producer, she is one of the founders of Year Zero One. She is currently based in Toronto.


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