Cool thinking from the University of Michigan.
If only this were true.
“If it wasn’t around in 1950, its innapropriate” ;)…..
Good thing most things (and people) that were around in 1950, will soon not be around at all.
Now that’s a great idea (and one will materialize, hopefully soon)
I represent that remark
I’m so out of touch with your world I thought it was true.
If according a study millenials check their phones 221x a day, this would be a fine service for their well being.
But a far simpler solution would be to electronically jam them in auditoriums-why not?
We have electronic jamming of cellphones here in Moscow – for example at the House Of Music complex of concert-halls and theatres, where a cellphone receives no signal at all inside the auditoria.
The spread of such technology to other halls would be a welcome introduction.
Can the technology also jam photo-taking? Carnegie Hall concerts have become unbearable with all the photo-snapping from unruly audience members.
I think the Sydney Opera House may have it too. Any signal you can get out in the foyer mysteriously disappears in the Opera Theatre.
Great! It’s the way forwards, Marg :))
Photo banning: Flood/strobe the auditorium with bright light the eye can’t see but that the camera chips can. That should wreck the photo badly enough to discourage future attempts.
Or, use a camera/image recognition software to scan the audience and detect the signs of a phone being used to snap a picture. Then, take appropriate action. I’m partial to a powerful laser dispatching the perp.
I’m crushed this is not actually true. I loved how punitive that guy was.
In China – no joke – the ushers have laser pointing devices and before the performance, go through the aisles and point – and shame – those members of the audience using their mobile devices. Works quite well, actually. Have personally seen this in action in the “Egg” in Beijing.
I’d be for the jamming-in fact i’d like designated areas foe phone use everywhere-but dream on-but in a public performance it would be reasonable.
I’d be a little worried about China-you’d probably be arrested after having the laser pointers “mark” you-I want respect for the art, not a police state
Clearly you haven’t been to China.
You’re right-I haven’t been to a police state run by gangsters that censors the internet-maybe Slipped Disc isn’t allowed?
And it’s getting worse. Try the recent NYRB:
I have been playing in an orchestra here in China for almost 3 years now, they do that laser thing in all concert venues. The problem is it could be quite disturbing for the performers too. Once there was only one audience member who was trying to take a picture during the concert( yes, only one) and then more then 10 laser dots were on his face, I almost burst out laughing on stage.
Seems like April Fool’s joke.
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