Final projects from Michael Gurevich’s Interactive Media Design course (PAT 452) will be shown in Design Lab 1 early next week. Students will present their work in DL1 on Monday, April 29 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Their installations will be displayed both Monday and Tuesday.
Conor Barry, a Master’s candidate in Media Arts, set up his piece entitled “Leave a Message” early Thursday morning. The viewer is prompted to speak into one of six telephones suspended from the ceiling. From Barry’s artist statement:
An interactive sonic art installation that encourages people to leave messages to create a communal answering machine of feelings and thoughts left for whoever wants to listen in.
Pick up a phone and say ‘Hello’. The operator will then ask you to leave a message. Each phone will store 10 messages before replacing the oldest. Or you can just listen.
The recorded messages are played continuously, and can be heard faintly when approaching the telephones. Barry’s installation has already attracted many curious onlookers in the Central Collaboration Area outside of DL1.
Be sure to stop by DL1 next Monday or Tuesday to see the rest of the Interactive Media Design projects!