Claudia Miliziano, Luca Murgia and Lama Wehbe
El Gobo (“the hunchback”), a sculpture in Venice’s Rialto market, is sometimes called “the guardian of memories“. Satirical notes were attached to it, and from it were proclaimed official notices.
The mobile phone app elgobo allows people, wishing to auction personal memorabilia, to attach personal stories to them. The auctioneer stands on the sculpture to conduct the auction, and buyers bid in real time, either in person or remotely via the app.
elgobo allows remote bidders to participate in the urgency and suspense of the physical auction.