• Tunnel Divisions: Interactive Sound Mapping of Transitory Public Spaces

    C. MacArthur, S. Trothen, and M. Hancock, “Tunnel Divisions: Interactive Sound Mapping of Transitory Public Spaces,” in Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 493-496.

    @inproceedings{MacArthur:2016:TDI:2992154.2996881, author = {MacArthur, Cayley and Trothen, Stephen and Hancock, Mark}, title = {Tunnel Divisions: Interactive Sound Mapping of Transitory Public Spaces}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces}, series = {ISS '16}, year = {2016}, isbn = {978-1-4503-4248-3}, location = {Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada}, pages = {493--496}, numpages = {4}, doi = {10.1145/2992154.2996881}, acmid = {2996881}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA}, keywords = {critical making, data phonolization, generative, movement, music, non-places, public spaces, sound, tunnels}, abstract = {We present Tunnel Divisions, an interactive musical installation designed for ephemeral interaction in public spaces. Informed by concepts from cultural and media studies along with existing literature on interactive public displays, we designed the installation as an intervention meant for the monotonous parts of everyday life. Our demonstration uses low-cost sensors and musical theory to create a generative sound composition unique to the particular space and the people moving through it. By experiencing the installation, we hope to promote critical thinking about the nature and form of interaction with public spaces.} }


    Abstract

    We present Tunnel Divisions, an interactive musical installation designed for ephemeral interaction in public spaces. Informed by concepts from cultural and media studies along with existing literature on interactive public displays, we designed the installation as an intervention meant for the monotonous parts of everyday life. Our demonstration uses low-cost sensors and musical theory to create a generative sound composition unique to the particular space and the people moving through it. By experiencing the installation, we hope to promote critical thinking about the nature and form of interaction with public spaces.

    Keywords

    critical making, data phonolization, generative, movement, music, non-places, public spaces, sound, tunnels