4 Responses to “Soundbombs: Realworld Audio Tagging”

  1. Less effective then regular grafitti because you can take in something visual with a glance, but to learn the entire sound you’d have to wait. Space vs. time in medium appreciation.

  2. Sounds like you could make a wonderful, haunting piece of art with these, scattering them around an old church or warehouse. (I used to think that’s how Brian Eno wrote “Music for Airports”.)

    Human nature being what it is, you’ll probably hear them going “hey nigga. hey nigga. hey nigga.” or worse “buy nike. buy nike. buy nike.”

    Why is it half of electronic art makes me think, “Gee, that’s really cool.” while the other half makes me think, “Hit it with a stick! Hit him with a stick!”?

    Human nature being what it is, any bets on the first guy to get accosted by our noble security forces for dropping some weird-ass ball of circuitry off in a public space? “Look mama! That policeman is hitting that geek with a stick!”

    Related websites:
    http://we-make-money-not-art.com/
    http://infosthetics.com/
    http://www.makezine.com/blog/

  3. Wasn’t it so expensive, I would have made something similar to that last year. I wanted to shake up the teachers at our Arts Institute a bit. Too bad motion sensors are expensive, Guerrilla Art is fun to make.

  4. Having just recieved an email accusing me of hate speech, I feel I should explain my comment.

    ‘Human nature being what it is, you’ll probably hear them going “hey nigga. hey nigga. hey nigga.” or worse “buy nike. buy nike. buy nike.”’

    By this I was referring to either a racist putting up a Soundbomb to annoy black passerbys, or a black grafitti artist using a Soundbomb to repeat the above-mentioned transgressive word n*****, as it is used in contemporary black culture.

    No racism was intended. Being a white male, I should have picked my words more carefully.