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Urban Musical Game

project info Paris, France June 2011 developed by researchers of the Real-Time Musical Interactions team at the IRCAM – Centre Pompidou

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The Sound taxi

The Sound Taxi is a regular London cab with few adjustments that converts street noise into electronic music. I think it’s a quite nice idea. Interaction with the environment thought out in a different way… project data 2012 London, UK artist: Yuri Suzuki links: project website (also sound examples available), article on thecreatorsproject

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Onskebronn

This installation is probably best described by the artists themselves already: “By stepping onto the interactive LED-platform guests could start dancing with images on the illuminated surface, which reacted to the movement of each visitor.” (phase7 in the youtube video description) project data Sandness, Norway 2008 (June to December) concept: phase7 (based in Berlin) related […]

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SMSlingshot

SMSlingshot was develeped in two versions by VR/Urban. It enables the user to bomb public screens with a digital slingshot. I think this is a nice idea for an art event, including a carefully designed digital slingshot. (Take a look at their own description on the website, it’s really nice!) project data 2008, 2010 Riga, […]

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Kilo Ohm

Erwin Stache’s Kilo Ohm project seems to be a really nice and quite different interactive sound project in public space. As far as I understand (from the artist website) it does work completey without extra electricity (am not sure though): When touching 2 metal tubes a minimal electricity goes through your body. Sounds depend on […]

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N-Day

I rediscovered my love for fonts this week and this afternoon I finally made it to draw a little. Quite relaxing after a long, intense (and really good!) workshop week (workshop called: Information Graphics – Formats and Genres). Drawing letters is a bit like meditation. I like it and will hopefully find time to continue […]

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musical stairs

I decided to summarize this into one post. There are so many project on musical stairs / soundscapes produced through stepping on stairs. the first project was probably this one Piano Stairs  by artist group unknown, project sponsored by Volkswagen part of Volkswagen initiative “The Fun Theory/Rolighetsteorin” when? 2009; setting up on June 24th 2009 […]

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we never look up

We Never Look Up is a blog that recently published a picture series of people focused on their mobile phones in public spaces. I found it quite nice because it does show how our use of mobile technologies obviously changes our behavior in public spaces: We Never Look Up and we never meet new people […]

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Streetpong

A completely awesome idea: play pong while you are waiting for the traffic light! There is nothing more to say then: This is beautiful! Let us see more of these things! project data 2012 Hildesheim, Germany by Sandro Engel and Holger Michel links: article on pop-up-city, official facebook page, press info

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