Hello, Operator! is a game about being a telephone switchboard operator in the 1920s, played by connecting calls with patch cables on an actual vintage 1927 Western Electric switchboard.
Mike Lazer-Walker is an interactive artist and game designer. He is a researcher with the Playful Systems group at the MIT Media Lab, where he focuses on storytelling at the intersection of experiential theatre, interactive fiction, and audio-based augmented reality.
Hello, Operator! is about physically connecting with vintage hardware as a means of emotionally connecting with the past.