Interactivos? @ eyebeam: a 2 week workshop at Eyebeam in NYC June 26 – July 12 08
The project was part of the Double Take Exhibition at Eyebeam from Jul 12 – Aug 8 08
UPDATE Sept 08: soundMetal will be in Nick Collin’s Hand Made Electronic Music and the video on the accompanying dvd!
This is my proposal to the Eyebeam Interactivos? call for project proposals, May 2008. The workshop theme is :
The theme of this workshop is centered around exploring the tension of real versus fake. What is authentic in the realm of the digital? Can something be so fake that it moves into the realm of the real?
This paper proposes the project SoundMetal: An Unreal Touch Experience to the Eyebeam Interactivos? call for proposals, May 2008. SoundMetal is a simple system to turn any conductive surface in the city into a conduit for unexpected sound generation. Users simple grasp a subway pole and any further skin contact influences the system to create sound, creating a unique experience to those not accustomed to the concept of body conductance. It is hoped that this simple concept could lead to a moment of “unreality of the everyday” for those involved.
I’d like to thank my team: Reid, Patrick, Leanne, and Lee. I’d also like to thank the Eyebeam staff and the workshop mentors: Zach Leiberman, Taeyoon Choi, and Friedrich Kirschner.