Jessica Thompson

  • Freestyle SoundKit

    2006

    body-mounted sensors, sound module, speaker

    Freestyle SoundKits are wearable sound pieces that generate and broadcast electronic beats as users move through the urban environment. When the piece is engaged, each step the wearer takes is broadcast as a single electronic dance beat. The piece enables people to create user-defined performative spaces that reference both the cinematic and the fantastic, where the acoustic ecology of public space is activated through collaboration, improvisation and one-upmanship.

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