It takes a while before new technology is integrated into society’s complex system of norms and values. Take the mobile phone for instance: sometimes people talking on the phone can be really annoying. When is talking on the phone socially acceptable?

Phone Stop offers a way for anyone in the room to anonymously cancel unwanted phone conversations. It effectively gives everyone in the room the power to turn on a hidden mobile phone jammer. When activated, it stops all phonecalls in that room.

Ironically the trigger for this is your phone itself: you can start the jammer by calling a number (as displayed in the picture above). Ofcourse, as soon as the jammer receives your call, it kills the connection to the jammer itself too, turning it off again.

The picture above was taken during our presentation at the 12th Pecha Kucha night in Amsterdam, where Phone Stop was first installed.