Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in |

Medium Noise contributes to an emerging genre of sonic street art that aims to alter the acoustic ecology of the public space. While most of these interventions consist of simple electronic devices that inject specific sonic behaviours into the urban soundscape, this particular proposal intends to achieve the exact opposite: the creation of silent areas within the noisy urban environment. The project intends the installation of a series of electronic devices that generate a noise-cancelling signal derived from the environmental sound. This process creates noise-free zones that allow relaxing from the omnipresent acoustic stress caused by today’s cities. The devices are therefore installed on elevated positions such as poles or trees, and are as such becoming part of the urban landscape itself. The sound waves (noise) enter the circuit (medium) though a microphone, where they are briefly stored before being played back as an amplified noise-cancelling signal. Through an additional noise-recycling process, the necessary energy for the circuit is generated by a carbon microphone and solar panel, being stored in super-capacitors. This sustainable design allows the strategic embedding of completely autonomous noise-cancelling agents in the most polluted areas within the urban soundscape.

Sobre el autor

Ingeniero en electrónica por la Universidad La Salle, y maestro en Artes Visuales por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Inventor e investigador, su interés se concentra en el desarrollo de artefactos de base robótica, mecánica, la electrónica y teoría del control. Desarrolla en la actualidad dispositivos electromecánicos sonoros y lleva a cabo performance robóticas. A lo largo de su trayectoria ha contado con diferentes becas como FONCA, Fundación Colección Jumex, Residencia Artística en el Festival Metropolis ( Copenague Dinamarca 2010), Beca de Posgrado en la UNAM –CONACYT. A la par de su producción colabora con otros artistas, y como asesor y productor de piezas de arte electrónico.
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