Artist Talk - Unnatural Language

Michael Ang, Scott Kildall

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Unnatural Language is a network of electronic organisms (“Datapods”) that create sonic improvisations from physical sensors in the natural environment. Each Datapod has custom electronics connected to sensors, a speaker, and a wireless network. The sensed data, for example from electrodes that measure the subtle electrical variations in the leaves of plants, is transformed into a unique synthesized sound. Encased in sculptural materials (natural fiber, leather, leaves, etc) and dispersed into a natural environment, the Datapods enter into a sonic dialogue with the existing ecosystem of plants and animals.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Oct 13 2020
EventISEA 2020: Why Sentience? - Online, Montreal, Canada
Duration: Oct 13 2020Oct 18 2020


ConferenceISEA 2020
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  • media art
  • installation
  • interactive


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