WHAT WILL THE CITY AROUND US BE THINKING, SEEING AND feeling IN THE NEAR FUTURE? HOW WILL ITS DESIRES AND FEARS MANIFEST? WHAT WILL BE MOST IMPORTANT?
** ON VIEW NOW **: April 17, 2018 > April 23, 2018, Salone del Mobile, Milano @ Futurehood Napapijri Zeknit, Via Tortona 31, Milan, ITALY
Offering a glimpse into the immediate future, the Murmur Wall is an artificially intelligent, anticipatory architecture that reveals what the city is whispering, thinking and feeling. By proactively harvesting local online activity—via search engines and social media—the Murmur Wall anticipates what will soon matter most to the city. Constructed out of an intricate weave of steel and acrylic tubing, digital displays and electronics, the Murmur Wall allows visitors to witness datastreams weaving through the wall in the form of animated LED light and digital text displays. As a continuously evolving interface, the Murmur Wall provides a place for the city to share, indulge and reflect on the real-time desires—and anxieties—of its citizens.
You may also contribute your “whispers” here: www.murmurwall.net. Momentary whispers can be immediately interjected onto the wall. These real-time anonymous contributions will move rapidly through the lattice as bright white datastreams. They will appear only once and will not be collected, reused or shared.
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April 17, 2018 > April 23, 2018, Salone del Mobile, Milano @ Futurehood, Via Tortona 31, Milan, ITALY
June 1, 2017 > September 30th, 2017, Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
May 21, 2015 > May 21, 2017, Yerba Buena Gardens, 759 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Design: Future Cities Lab, San Francisco - Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno
Milan Project Team: Nat Abbott, Ania Burlinska, Joel Frank, Brian McKinney, Jeff Maeshiro, Carlos Sabbogal, Emily Saunders
Milan Futurehood: With the generous support of Napapijri's Zeknit and the GoLab Agency
Palo Alto Project Team: Ji Ahn, Nat Abbott, Alan Chiang, Joel Frank, Jeff Maeshiro, Emily Saunders
Palo Alto Public Art: Elise DeMarzo, Nadya Chuprina
YBCA Project Team: Ji Ahn, Nainoa Cravalho, Ripon DeLeon, Zach Fish, Greg Hurcomb, Jeff Maeshiro, Evan Moring, Collin Schupman, Elaine Suh, Ben Ward.
YBCA: Deborah Cullinan, Tesar Freeman, John Cartwright, Dorothy Dávila, Tony Pellegrini, Betti-Sue Hertz
YBCA Support: Murmur Wall is made possible in part by The Burkhart Foundation, the Individual Artist Commission Grant of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
Fabrication Partner: MACHINIC Digital Fabrication and Robotics, San Francisco
Select Photography: Peter Prato
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• 7/25/16- Engadget (www.engadget.com/2016/07/25/san-francisco-light-art-bay-bridge-lights/)
• 12/1/16- San Francisco Travel, Illuminate SF (illuminatesf.com/posts/sto/murmur-wall-soma)