Project website: future-cities-lab.net/murmurwall/
WHAT WILL THE CITY AROUND US BE THINKING, SEEING AND READING IN THE NEAR FUTURE? HOW WILL ITS DESIRES AND FEARS MANIFEST? WHAT WILL BE MOST IMPORTANT?
Offering a glimpse into the immediate future, the Murmur Wall is an artificially intelligent, anticipatory architecture that reveals what the city is whispering, thinking and feeling. By proactively harvesting local online activity—via search engines and social media—the Murmur Wall anticipates what will soon matter most to the city. Constructed out of an intricate weave of steel and acrylic tubing, digital displays and electronics, the Murmur Wall allows visitors to witness datastreams weaving through the wall in the form of animated LED light and digital text displays. As a continuously evolving interface, the Murmur Wall provides a place for the city to share, indulge and reflect on the real-time desires—and anxieties—of its citizens.
You may also contribute your “whispers” here: murmurwall.net. Momentary whispers can be immediately interjected onto the wall. These real-time anonymous contributions will move rapidly through the lattice as bright white datastreams. They will appear only once and will not be collected, reused or shared.
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Location: 701 Mission St (between 3rd & 4th St)
Hours: May 21, 2015 > May 21, 2017 - the installation is open and accessible to the public 24/7. It is best to visit late in the day or evening!
Design: Future Cities Lab, San Francisco
Project Team: Jason Kelly Johnson, Nataly Gattegno, Ripon DeLeon with Jeff Maeshiro, Collin Schupman, Ji Ahn
Production: Elaine Suh, Greg Hurcomb, Evan Moring, Zach Fish, Ben Ward, Nainoa Cravalho
Fabrication Partner: MACHINIC Digital Fabrication and Robotics, San Francisco
YBCA: Deborah Cullinan, Tesar Freeman, John Cartwright, Dorothy Dávila, Tony Pellegrini, Betti-Sue Hertz
Support: Murmur Wall is made possible in part by The Burkhart Foundation, the Individual Artist Commission Grant of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
Music: Overlay Star by Lomovolokno (Free Music Archive)
Icons: Edward Boatman, Lance Weisser, Simple Icons (The Noun Project)