Tuesday, March 28, 2006

mass media unit (memory)


The mass media diving (formerly called mass media helmet) project is an experimental device which aim is to transcribe physically information's fluxes from CNN as poetics. This device is driven by an application i've coded which is scanning continuously the CNN website, transforming the informations into raw data, diffused then inside the helmet.

MMD contains a screen, loudspeaker, stroboscope, 2 gaz bottles (one filled with N2O, the other with oxygen) The differents parts of the MMD are activated by the presence and the frequency of words Each word is displayed on the screen during a very short time (eye memory, flicking effect), a sound marks each second creating the base rythm, another sound is played for each displayed word. the stroboscope is activated depending on certain words. the gaz will be diffused more or less fast inside the helmet The MMD has also a camera which will display on an external monitor the head of the user, and 4 tiltswitch giving the user the ability to go faster or slower. After a certain period of time, the MMD will stop itself.

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