Urban Echo

Media

Urban Echo is a series of public video projections that aims to collect and creatively represent the thoughts and imaginings of city-dwellers.

Urban Echo is an ongoing series of interactive sound and video installations. The project has appeared in many forms (see below) ranging from intimate outdoor video sculpture to large interactive public façades. Urban Echo aims to collect and creatively represent the thoughts and imaginings of city-dwellers.

In each installation, participants send their thoughts and questions via SMS and voicemail. The responses are the then projected and added to a dynamic spatialized audio composition.

Urban Echo was originally conceived as a collaboration between Christopher BakerLaura Baker and J. Anthony Allen

The Unconvention, Minneapolis, MN



Kitchen Budapest, Budpaest 2008



Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 : Architecturally integrated, interactive projections and sound



Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2007



Spark Festival, 2007



Artsmosis, 2006



Technical

Urban Echo visuals have been programmed in both Max/MSP/Jitter and Processing. Audio is dynamically composed using MSP. Everything communicates with OSC. Cocoa UltraSMS, MySQL, PHP, and a little Java enable Voice and Text Messages.