I’m at the AIGA Design Conference in Denver this weekend. Tonight I will be sharing my 60 second vision of what is coming “Next”. Simply put, I think it will be Architecturally-integrated urban screens.
Composer J. Anthony Allen and I are currently showing the latest edition of Urban Echo in Copenhagen for the ICMC conference. While our original desire to creatively reflect and transmit the desires and thoughts of local city-dwellers has remained, each new location has suggested a different approach. The installation in the courtyard of Huset i Magstræde in downtown Copenhagen is no exception. In this latest installment, J. Allen and I have tightly coupled the audio and visual components and worked to make the projections more “sensitive” to their façade. For example, when text and images are moving about, they respond to the presence of architectural features such as doors and windows by avoiding or bouncing off of them. A quick look at the images or video will make this a bit clearer.
We will be showing this through the end of the week. The sound components run all day and the video components run from dusk until around 10pm. If you want to participate, respond via voice or text message to:
+45 50 50 44 08
It’s a Danish number, but international text messages are pretty cheap. So go for it!
Urban Echo will be up at the MMAA (Minnesota Museum of American Artists) in Saint Paul, MN for several months beginning on April 14th. Take a look at the Sound in Art / Art in Sound page for more information. Or, you can read the press release.
We are asking participants to respond to the the following questions:
“What do you hear?” or “What do you want others to hear?”
You can respond by sending a sending a text or voice message to 612-501-2598. Please include your zip code in your text or voice message.
So, after a very long week, sheets and sheets of frosted window film, hundreds of lines of code, and help from some great people, the new Urban Echo interactive faÃ§ade is complete. The interactive artwork will be running after sunset on the front of the Regis Center for Art on the UofM West Bank during the Spark Festival.
You can send your text messages to 612-501-2598. Or come by and participate in person. We are broadcasting the sound outside too you know …