The O is an iPod touch, free to all visitors, that delivers information about the artwork in the gallery.
It uses an internal positioning system to locate you in space, and to present different sorts of texts and audio about the artwork nearby: ‘Art wank’ (look for the cock-and-balls icon, you can’t miss it); ‘Gonzo’ (Walsh and curators go Hunter S. Thompson on yo’ ass); ‘Ideas’ (little chunks of info, for those with a short attention span); and interviews with artists.
Our delightful invigilators will give you your O on arrival, along with headphones, and show you how to use it. Return it afterwards or we will kill you. And a loud buzzer will go off and you will be really embarrassed.
On the O, you can tell us when you ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’ an artwork, and you can also have your tour emailed to you so that you can read the texts and listen to your audio at home, over Digestives and tea.
If you want to know more about the O, have a look at the Art Processors website—they are the hipster geeks who made it for us, along with David Walsh (the Geek King).Retrieve your visit >