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.
Hello, Operator! is about physically connecting with vintage hardware as a means of emotionally connecting with the past.
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.