Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Listening Post at the Science Museum

Listening Post is an art installation currently on display at the Science Museum in London. It allows visitors to see and hear thousands of four letter words (not just tourettes four letter words) as they are displayed on screens and ‘sung’ by synthesised voices from across the interweb.

From the BEEEEEB, “Sound artist Ben Rubin has programmed a voice synthesizer to create tones and sound effects that respond to shifts in the data-streams, building up a musical score of online activity.”

How scary would it be if you were there, mesmerized by the spectacle, and then in unison, all the voices said, “We are the Borg, resistance is futile!”

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