RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENTS & ARTIFACTS LAB Harvard University - GSD

PULSUS

A Sensory Urban Instrument

The city is an electrifying fray, a maddening web of cacophony that connects every one of us to every one of others. How can we find solace in a world that doesn’t stop?

PULSUS is an ambient, interactive, and experimental installation, a collaborative project between INVIVIA and the Harvard GSD Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab. Molded and folded from concrete, PULSUS acts as an urban instrument that reflects the pulses of its surroundings wherever it is installed. Here in front of Gund Hall, the instrument collects GSD dialogues in real-time, blends them with current digital activity in Cambridge, and reinterprets the mix into an immersive and playful soundscape. The concrete blankets, as they hum to every small fluctuation in activity, encourage visitors to relax and tune in to the GSD chatter.

Come sit, press your ear against the concrete, and listen…

 

Project Credits / August 2017

Design and Fabrication
INVIVIA in collaboration with GSD Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL) 

Design Team
Allen Sayegh (GSD), Stefano Andreani (GSD), Humbi Song (GSD), Oliver Luo, Jake Welter, Eric Sluyter, Ziyi Zhang (GSD), and Peter Mabardi 

Sponsorship
NYC DOT 

Special Thanks
Mohsen Mostafavi, Patricia Roberts, Dan Borelli, and GSD Exhibitions

PULSUS Opening Reception / September 25, 2017

 

PULSUS
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
PULSUS
Twinkle
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Twinkle
Technological Longevity
REAL Cities Bergamo 2035
CITIES
REAL Cities Bergamo 2035
Chroma
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS, CITIES
Chroma
SELF-DRIVING CAR EXPERIENCES
CITIES
SELF-DRIVING CAR EXPERIENCES
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS, CITIES, LANDSCAPES
PULSUS opening reception
Mobile Information Unit
ARTIFACTS
Mobile Information Unit
SENSORY EXPERIENCE AND THE CITY
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
SENSORY EXPERIENCE AND THE CITY
Medium Matters
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Medium Matters
Adaptive Light Control System
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS
Adaptive Light Control System
Biological Foraging
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Biological Foraging
EMOTION CHOREOGRAPHY
ARTIFACTS
EMOTION CHOREOGRAPHY
Eye tracking
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Eye tracking
SMART CITIES AND URBAN GLITCHES
CITIES
SMART CITIES AND URBAN GLITCHES
BLURRING BOUNDARIES
CITIES
BLURRING BOUNDARIES
A Hole in the City
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
A Hole in the City
Driwin
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Driwin
FOOD SYSTEMS
CITIES
FOOD SYSTEMS
Augmented Environments
City beats
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
City beats
Proxemics
ARTIFACTS
Proxemics
RES ENV 2016 FINAL REVIEW
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS, CITIES, LANDSCAPES
RES ENV 2016 FINAL REVIEW
MIRAGE X
ARTIFACTS, LANDSCAPES
MIRAGE X
WAITING SPACES
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS
WAITING SPACES
Responsive Technologies
On Points
BUILDINGS
On Points
Shadow Switch
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Shadow Switch
Signs of NY Chinatown
BUILDINGS, CITIES
Signs of NY Chinatown
SEAMLESS MOTION
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
SEAMLESS MOTION
RES ENV 2016 FINAL REVIEW
Bergamo eMotion 2016 Design Workshop
CITIES
Bergamo eMotion 2016 Design Workshop
Chris Bangel in conversation with Allen Sayegh
STAR LABYRINTH
LANDSCAPES
STAR LABYRINTH
REFLECTED LIGHT CLOUD
BUILDINGS
REFLECTED LIGHT CLOUD
BG 2.035 Exhibit
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
BG 2.035 Exhibit
Crowd sourcing perception
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Crowd sourcing perception
Inversion Experiments
ARTIFACTS
Inversion Experiments
ONE [UNIVER]CITY
CITIES
ONE [UNIVER]CITY
RES ENV 2015 FINAL REVIEW
Genome 2015 FINAL REVIEW
Adopt a crop
ARTIFACTS, LANDSCAPES
Adopt a crop
Synthetic Mudscapes
LANDSCAPES
Synthetic Mudscapes
Body-centric Interaction
PNEUMATIC WINDOW SYSTEM
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS
PNEUMATIC WINDOW SYSTEM
Maker Sphere
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
Maker Sphere
BETTENCOURT LECTURE
Food portals
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS
Food portals
On Food and Glitches
Uncork
ARTIFACTS
Uncork
Land Printing and Sediment Modeling Infrastructures
LANDSCAPES
Land Printing and Sediment Modeling Infrastructures
[HI]STORY TELLING
BUILDINGS, CITIES
[HI]STORY TELLING
BG 2.035 @ ILAB
BG 2.035 @ ILAB
iGARDEN
ARTIFACTS, LANDSCAPES
iGARDEN
AGE IS NOT A #
ARTIFACTS
AGE IS NOT A #
Dynamic daylight control
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS
Dynamic daylight control
ALIVE Exhibit @ INVIVIA
ALIVE Exhibit @ INVIVIA
We heart harvard
CITIES
We heart harvard
MILLIFLUIDIC DISPLAY SYSTEM
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS
MILLIFLUIDIC DISPLAY SYSTEM
UBfit
CITIES
UBfit
T-SWAP
ARTIFACTS, CITIES
T-SWAP
The mind and the city
THE GAZE
ARTIFACTS, BUILDINGS, CITIES
THE GAZE
Responsive Environments Field Trip 2014
Responsive Environments Field Trip 2014
Responsive Environments Final Review 2014
Responsive Environments Final Review 2014
SMARTER CITIES Final Review 2014
SMARTER CITIES Final Review  2014
H2.0
ARTIFACTS
H2.0
Adaptive Environments
COME TO QUARENGHI
CITIES
COME TO QUARENGHI
GROWin BERGAMO
LANDSCAPES
GROWin BERGAMO