“Echo” by Dan Russo (2015)
Echo seeks to augment the urban soundscape by creating contextual output controlled by otherwise invasive sounds. Echo is listening for sudden spikes in sound amplitude in a given environment and then reacts upon detection. An internal solenoid activates any surface it is placed onto with sound via percussion. The percussive result is perceived as an echo to the loud and invasive input.
The ideal location for Echo are any variety of transitional spaces that have plenty of sound, but contextual attributes that are often overlooked.
The current photos reflect the hardware prototype with video coming soon.