Weekend Design Challenge: 21st Century Phone Booth

Weekend Design Challenge: 21st Century Phone Booth
March 9 + 10, 2013 / 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each day / $30 total

with instructor Miles Holst (freelance designer and CAM Raleigh Education rockstar) and College of Design Students
Open to grades 9-12

Join us for our first two-part workshop!! Participants will partake in a lively hands-on design challenge to produce innovative modular “telephone booths” that bridge the gap between 20th century and 21st century communication technology, user experience and interface design. The idea came from the thought that nowadays, you can do so much more than call someone using a smart phone, but once upon a time, you had to find a phone booth in order to make a simple call. This workshop asks the question “What if there were phone booths that could do everything an smart phone can do, but using the technology of the phone booth era?”

In a Workshop that explores an artistic design idea with real-life application (New York City Mayor Bloomberg has recently posed a similar design challenge to leaders in the fields of technology and design to create such booths for the Big Apple), students will work in teams, competing against and working with other teams to create the most visually and audibly communicative booths possible. These full-sized vessels of modern communication will be installed at CAM Raleigh for public view during the Teen Art Exhibition, May 3–6, 2013. If you are interested in design, art, technology, and challenging your creativity, this workshop is not to be missed!

Miles Holst is a da Vinci scholar with degrees in Art & Design and Communication Media. Apart from working as a freelance designer he’s also spent time as a librarian and a TV news floor director/camera operator. Miles has also produced video installations for MTV and the City of Raleigh. His artistic ventures often focus on human environments, synthetics, image making, and 20th century AV media production.

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

CAM Raleigh
c/o Julia Rice
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

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