With some delay, here’s a quick documentation of the first working prototype for a mechanical sound installation that I have been working on. It reflects the use of basic human actions such as work, sleep, eat, walk, etc. that people talk about on Twitter, filtered to be limited to a specific time zone. In this version 10 words are linked to a solenoid each of which is tied to the wall (to be extended to ceiling, floor or anything suitable in the space that can create a noise) and hit it every time it is mentioned. Frequency of a given word changes based on the time of the day and the day of the week since the average human behavior in the city is expected to have certain patterns, such as “work” being mentioned less in a Saturday afternoon compared to a Monday morning; or “sleep” being mentioned more certain times of the day.
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