I thought Nick Knouf’s new project, aetherspace, sounds quite interesting. It’s a wearable device that allows you to hear things that silently emit electromagnetic radiation. The project would require that the artist create sounds that represent these silent emitter objects in our environment. From his project description: “What does a cell phone sound like when it is idle in a bag?” If we don’t know, we can make it up, and you could hear these speculative sonifications when wearing the aetherspace device.
This project won an honourable mention at Ars Electronica’s The Next Idea competition this year.
P.S. Some jerk stole my New York Times from my doorstep this morning.