Leimert Phone Company
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An ongoing experiment at the cutting edge of transmedia, bottom-up tech, and neighborhood storytelling. Each design brings a distinct vision to engage the public, preserve local culture, and tie to sustainable business.
Origins: Back in 2013 we purchased 14 old phones on eBay. Over the following semester, we alternated sites -- half in Leimert Park at KAOS Networks, and half at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. In that first year, three teams developed pitch videos, hosted a "rap the phone" event, conducted interviews with businesses and more.
Current prototypes include Sankofa Red, and a game that was featured in IndieCade.
For our latest publications, workshops and news, see our blog.
More philosophy and history can be discovered by reading more on our vision and tactics.
On Twitter we are @LeimertPhoneCo.