April 20, 2012

March 31, 2012

"Read Aloud" at the National Media Museum

Read Aloud is an installation by Ross Phillips that invites the public to perform lines from a chosen book in a collective effort to read the entire work. Performed books can be enjoyed online and in the gallery from the moment the first line is recorded.

Commissioned as part of the National Media Museums "Life Online" exhibition, the work seeks to engage visitors to the museum in an experience that encourages creative and collaborative play.

All media generated by the installation will be made freely available on this site in the hope that new works will be created.

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Software development by Dorian Fraser Moore @ The Useful Arts

January 28, 2012

Selfridges installations

Two installations for Selfridges flagship store on Oxford Street, London.

Story Chair
Press a button to listen to the first sentence, the first paragraph, the first page or the first chapter from a range of literary classics.

Software written by the delightful Andy Huntington


Directional audio signage triggered by a sensor in the main walkway. As customers walk by their attention is directed to the entrance of the space with a whispered 'shhhh no talking in the library', which only they can hear.

Fantastic audio recording by Condiment Junkie