Smartphones have become the latest and greatest accessory for high school and college students. They have also become the latest and greatest nuisance in the classroom. Students are constantly using their phones to text, sext, and generally not pay attention to the lessons being taught. What is a teacher to do?
Simple. Install a hideous piece of artwork in your classroom and watch the magic happen. Will students become so mesmerized by the art that they’ll put away their phones and contemplate their existence? Will they become enraptured by the high-quality print that they throw away their phones for good?
Heck no! The ugly painting has a cell phone jamming machine hidden inside! According to the manufacturer, Chinavision, this painting “covertly and completely blocks mobile phone signals in an 80 meter radius.” This ridiculous piece of ‘art’ actually has a tell-tale cord coming out its side, a remote, and even numerous USB and other ports. Not something you see in your typical piece of art. Fear not, as Chinavision states this painting is ‘inconspicuous’ and perfect for many settings:
The inconspicuous painting design effortlessly blends in with (and easily mounts on) the wall and is ideal for churches, hospitals, libraries, museums, movie theaters, class rooms, and for business meetings and legal proceedings.
We’re guessing the in-class conversations will happen like this after the ‘painting’ is first installed:
[2 MINUTES LATER]
And so forth. While this device will likely never make it to the classroom, it is amusing to think that it might. Since most students say they keep their cellphones with them in class just in case of emergency, it would likely cause quite a ruckus if students found out a school was jamming cell phones. Still, it doesn’t hurt to dream…
Want to see some other hideous artwork that also jams cell phones? Check out the gallery below. Can you hear me now?