Bringing into conjunction the site of sound collection (underwater arctic icebergs melting) and the site of exhibition/broadcast forcing the question who is listening to the sound of the ice melting. Can anybody hear these far north earth sounds in the urban noise storm? Surely this is where our attention must be focussed and nowhere else? It is the artist who asks us to simply listen.
Open Buoy is a modular, open source vessel which serves as a freely accessible, experimental platform for Scientists and Artists to host their technology to monitor and sense water systems, on bayous, rivers, lakes or the ocean. The vessel is an open hardware design, built low cost, using hacked consumer electronics to replace otherwise expensive research instruments. It is collaboratively developed and aims to implement the users eventual research interests, for example coastal documentation, water quality analysis, or accustic recording, to name a few. By developing it incrementally and reacting to site specific requirements, the buoy shall grow naturally and help to learn and discover different topics and potential applications of such a floating platform in particular areas.