Peripheral Awareness

— upstairs?

2011, 2012 by Till Bovermann, Christian Leichsenring, René Tünnermann

Noise diffuses through walls. Listening to them can offer long-term insights about the lifestyle of upstairs neighbours. We connected two remote spaces by introducing an artificial bi-directional auditory cue between them. It offers a group that is distributed between two non-colocated areas a peripheral connection and makes them aware of activities on the other side. The system is sound-based, operating on an almost subliminal level and can therefore be used parallel to other activities.

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