35 channel sound installation across 300 ft. building
Cambridge, MA, September 9-16 2005
Sonification/Listening Up was a multi-speaker site-specific sound installation on I.M. Pei’s iconic Building 54 at MIT. The speakers, temporarily installed across the facade of Building 54, broadcast audio representations of sound waves embedded in the Earth’s charged upper atmosphere, or ionosphere, a region under active radar study by the Atmospheric Sciences Group at MIT’s Haystack Observatory. This project utilized sound as a representation of research at MIT, extending to the public what is normally invisible.
Funded by MIT Office of the Provost, MIT Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, MIT Associate Provost for the Arts, MIT Department of Architecture, MIT Visual Arts Program, and MIT Council for the Arts