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murmur: from sound to light by talking to walls
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jun 05, 2013
murmur: from sound to light by talking to walls


murmur: from sound to light by talking to walls
an LED strip transferring the sound effect towards the wall.

 

 

created using raspberry pi and openframeworks, ‘murmur’ is an architectural prosthesis that enables the communication between passers-by and the wall upon which it is connected by simulating the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual world. based on a collaborative and open approach, participating studios chevalvert, 2roqs, polygraphik and splank have designed and created the ‘echo’s room’, making reference both to the audio effect achieved and to greek mythology. it creates a magical effect, a mystery in the way that sound waves filter through the space. the installation focuses on movement, manifesting an unconventional dialogue between the public and the wall. it represents the key technique of the murmur device, turning sound waves into light waves.

 

 


murmur — from sound to light, by talking to walls
video courtesy chevalvert

 

 


the installation simulates the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual worlds

 

 


what user says alters the nature and the behavior of the entities living on the surface of the wall

 

 


the passers-by can talk to the wall

 

 


a specific device was designed and created in order to collect the murmurs of the public

 

 


this object has been called ‘echo’s room’, it turns sound waves into light waves

 

 


the interface

 

 

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