Put It Away! Alicia Keys And Other Artists Try Device That Locks Up Fans Phones


If you’ve been in a concert in the last decade you know what a big role cellphones have in the way we experience music. On one hand the light on mobile screens can became a substitute for lighters as a way to light up an audience and allows an interesting new audience engagement and interaction. However for some musicians screens are taking a bigger role that is not always appreciated.

According to an article from The Guardian:

Last month singer Adele singled out a concertgoer for using a video camera instead of living in the moment and experiencing the gig.

When The Rolling Stones played here in São Paulo in the beginning of the year Mick Jagger said:

“It’s the city of the cellphone. It looks like a sea of cellphones. They watch the show trough their screens.”

Some artist are looking for possible solutions. Alicia Keys, for example used:

[…] a lockable pouch into which guests are required to place their mobile devices. The pouches are made by San Francisco startup Yondr.

According to Yondr website there is a really interesting explanation of what they do:

Yondr gives venues and artists the tools to create phone-free events and spaces. In a technology-filled world, Yondr is the easiest way to maintain authenticity, privacy, and exclusivity.

Would you put your cellphone inside one of this pouches? Would you consider this a radical approach? Do you feel is it your right to carry and use your cellphone? What other situations could this be used for?

(This post comes from our Designing Deeper blog)
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