Cageian Ringtones is a collaborative/interactive art project where participants given a set of instructions for their mobile devices in order to install “Free Cageian Ringtones”.

Instead of offering 4’33” long audio files with no information in them, projects explains participants how to put their mobile devices into silent mode using instruction sets taken from various blogs.

Project aims to discuss the existence of data from a artistic/creative process point of view and to explore modern variations of John Cage’s 4’33” in a simple but expandable method.

Participants are invited to share their experiences using email address.

Activating Silent Mode

Turn off all vibration modes in the Sounds menu.

Move the ring/silent switch on the side of the iPhone to the “On” position to enable silent mode. When the switch is in the “On” position, an orange bar appears on the switch and a picture of a bell with a line through it appears on your iPhone’s screen.

Move the ring/silent switch on the side of the iPhone to the “Off” position to turn off silent mode.

Flip the Silent/Ring Switch

This switch (also called a “Mute” switch) is located on the upper left side of the phone. Flipping the switch “down” (to silent) will cause the phone to vibrate and will reveal an orange stripe beneath the switch itself.

  • The switch’s “up” position means the phone’s sounds are “on”
  • If you enter into silent mode when your iPhone’s display is on, you will see a “Ringer Silent” notification on your screen
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Berkay Tok 2015