Last few days were pretty much about OFLab Breda, an OpenFrameworks workshop by Zach Lieberman & Todd Vanderlin. With the technical guidance of Zach & Todd we were encouraged to develop a project in these few days that was to be exhibited at the Graphic Design Festival. Along with the festivals theme “DECODING” the Arnhem team consisting of Jasper van Loenen, Bart van Haren and Sander Sturing came up with the idea of transmitting data by sound, hence making the transmitting process physical. Background noise and sounds from the environment provide distortions and artifacts.
Other than the live installation, we presented the project as a series of “Sound Portraits” portraying several of the Lab’s participants.
It took three hours to send the image data through sound to the laptop depicted above. The image shows the environment that is hardcoded in the image by the laptop on the table, listening. The colors show recorded sound that’s outside of the spectrum that is used to send the image data. The image has been built up gradually from left to right, top to bottom.