- By Michael
An interactive web-based application that allows you to mix user generated audio samples recorded in New York City. In this urban environment we are hyperstimulated by many sounds. These sounds are often interpreted as noise and we adapt to this through creating filters that push these sounds further from our conscious.
At the same time these, many of these sounds are what define our city life and the urban environment. How can we reclaim these sounds and gain a better understanding of how to interpret them?
If we record the soundscape, we can then begin to create a vocabulary that describes the sounds we capture. Though the power of user generated content, we can begin to catalog these sounds and create deeper connections between signifier and the signified.
- By Michael
Hotel lobbies are shared spaces for hotel residents and visitors that integrate social spaces such as bars, restaurants, and waiting areas. The hotel provides concierge services for the visitors for variety of information about the area including activities, resources, attractions, etc. Many people gather around tables in the lobby as a form of interaction, as well as for other activities such as playing games, waiting, and getting information from newspapers and other guides. The interactive concierge table aims to meld these interactions.
The table lives on the hotel lobby floor, creating a vehicle for social interaction as well as providing and storing activity information for each guest. Guests connect to the table through their unique ID embedded in their hotel key card. The guest can put their cards on the table and the table draws the data onto the screen. The table allows multiple users to interact. A user can decide if they want to use the whole table and share their content or use just a section of it. After creating and editing maps and data, users can send this info to their mobile device via SMS or other mobile application.