Animated Sound Object (2023)

Animated Sound Object is a discursive piece meant to (1) bridge the shared negative experience of environmental degradation between humans and animals, (2) grant a level of sentience to a built object to share in the existential crisis of environmental collapse, and (3) challenge the design adage “form follows function” by approach design as an assemblage of materials.

Animated Sound Object uses sensors to perceive noise, air, and sound pollution and generate tones in the 1-40,000 HZ range (beyond human range and inclusive of animal range). This variability in tones, generated by the local environment, helps serve as a reminder to humans and animals that have acclimated to their disrupted ecosystems.