Posts Categorized: moleskine to mobile

Survey Takers : Thank You

This evening I will be closing my “Moleskine to Mobile” survey for my thesis. Thank you to each and everyone of the folks who took the survey. I had far more responses than I expected.
I am now in the interview stage and will be for the next five days. I will also be writing at this time.
If you know of anyone who is doing innovative or creative work with their mobile or cameraphone, email me.
When this is all over and I have handed in my thesis, I will let you all know of the marvelous and wonderful things that folks are doing out there, in the meantime, it is write/write/read/write/research/write for Ms. Jen.

Calling All Mobloggers and other Mobile/Cell Phone Enthusiasts

Hello all my lovely web/mobile friends and folks who came here via Photo Friday, Nokia, or other,
I am currently working on my thesis for my master’s degree on Moleskine to Mobile: How Creative Professionals are using the Mobile Devices.
I would love if you could take 5 mins. to fill out the following survey about your mobile usage. If you have practices and opinions that you would like to share and be on record for, please fill out your name and email and I will interview you.
Also, if you could pass this link onto your blog readers or friends or colleagues who also are using thie mobiles for creative purposes, it would be much appreciated. The more, the better the survey.
If you have questions, please email me at blackphoebe at I will be at SXSWi this year and would love to say hey!
Take the Survey:

Nokia Series 60 Camera Phone Duel : The Nokia 6680 vs. the Nokia 7610

After weeks and weeks of looking at them, after being given one in a promotion last July but it has never arrived, last friday during a very good Vodafone holiday promotion, I went out and bought a Nokia 6680. The deal was that if I signed up for a one year contract, of which I have been meaning to do, I could get a Nokia 6680 for cheap. Relatively cheap.
Now with my lovely and beloved 7610, I could blog directly from the phone with Lifeblog in the US with AT&T Wireless as well as send and receive any email amongst a host of other features for a reasonable price per month. But Vodafone in Ireland does not provide such features, to blog my photos from my Nokia 7610 phone, I have had to use MMS rather than Lifeblog, there is no email with the Pay as you Go plan, as well as very little other features, and data transfer and/or internet features are expensive. It has been a frustrating eleven weeks in moblogging land.
Upon the purchase of the Nokia 6680 and the signing of the contract, most of these troubles dissolved, but at a price. From the 6680, I can moblog to any Typepad installation with Vodafone ISP (their email access point, not their GPRS/WAP access point), but I can’t moblog to my Movable Type 3.2 installation (once again, Martin has kindly provided a hack, but it is not working for me). I can use the Lifeblog on the 6680 and on my PC to send photos to Flickr and then to this blog via email or MMS.
But how does the 6680 perform compared to the 7610?


My First MoCast

For those of you with iPods, you may create a Podcast. Those of us without an iPod in our life who do have a Nokia 7610 with good recording capacity, have just turned in our first MoCast to the CultureSluts.
On Fri. Oct. 28, 2005, I went to the Darklight Symposium at Digital Hub Dublin. I met Steve of the CultureSluts that day and Jessie that evening. They recruited me to a do a guest MoCast for them as Ms. Jen the Unordinary American.
I recorded small interviews with Kaptain Trouble and Stu, the bassist for the Damned, at the Damned’s recent Dublin show. It was good fun. I also meant to record Jason Thompson and Tony Nealon who were both out from SoCal (specifically Huntington Beach) for the Damned show, but did not get around to it.
I will post the link to my first MoCast when Steve and Jessie put up their next Podcast.

Moleskine to Mobile

I am now living in Dublin, Ireland, and am attending Trinity College for a one year Masters in Computer Science in Multimedia Systems. The program is an combination of multimedia, web design, programming and art practice.
I am writing to you because I have decided to do my thesis on artists and mobility (“Moleskine to Mobile”). More specifically, how has smartphones/ high end mobile devices increased the creative / artistic productivity of professional artists / musicians / designers / etc? For my research portion, I would like to do email interviews and am asking around to see if people in the field could recommend artists/designers that they may know who are pushing the envelope with their mobile devices and would be willing to be interviewed.
Any recommendations or pointers in the right direction would be highly appreciated. I hope to conduct the interviews in Dec. & Jan., as the thesis is due in March (due to the 12 month course, everything is very compacted in time).
Thank you in advance for any recommendations or pointers.

3 Months and 17 Days in to My Love Affair…

with my Nokia 7610!
On Dec. 10th, 2004, I received my Nokia 7610 from Sandy and Kristin in a little white padded mailer bag at the scoop out of a high-end hotel in Beverly Hills. That afternoon I had a new sim chip inserted and took my first picture with the cameraphone. The next morning I made my first post to Wasabi from the phone.
The first time the phone actually rang, I looked at it in horror – what!?!? Why is my fabulous new camera / email / internet / PDA device ringing?!?! Ugh.
In the intervening 3 months and 17 days, I have taken 1913 photos with the phone, a few videos, made numerous posts to Wasabi, emailed photos to this blog via Flickr, have sent and received email, surfed the ‘net in traffic, texted like no tomorrow, and actually made a few phone calls.
I have done side by side feature comparisons with Sidekick, Blackberry, and Treo owners, with all conceding that the Nokia 7610 trumps all. Until I met Marc from Buzznet at the Gawker Party at SXSWi and he had a new Nokia 6630. Ok, so his phone has a 1.3 megapixel camera rather than the 7610’s 1 megapixel, but the 7610 still has the far superior design (aka way cuter!) and has a mirror on the back! But he also had to borrow my flash a number of times over the course of the party, as he had left his at the hotel and the 6630’s on-board flash was not enough.
My recap is… This smart phone rocks. Ok, bad slang aside, it really is a wonderful phone that is a mini-PC, digital camera, and PDA all rolled into one internet connected device that is well designed both physically and in terms of its interface.