The Quadraphonic Whispering Station follows the inquiry of giving the device an extra eye and converts the incidental sound of a device into an actual voice. The extra eye enables the device to speak if approached from a specific direction. If our devices could see us how would they sound if they truly spoke to us?
The Affection Research Lab has been created to develop Affection Stations and The Signal Archive. With the mission to become the seed of a device-affection development center and institution. ARL provides a counterpoint to today’s utilitarian computation culture and help to make affective computing more common. ARL fosters device-affection through the framework of the immaterial residuals and incidental sounds of our electronic devices, not through their surface features, determined outputs, or physical attributes.
The Stations are a collection of interactive experiences which listen and transcode a device's unique incidental sound -- electromagnetic radiation -- exposing them to be more than just as tools, toys, or gizmos but sources of greater meaning.
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