If Walls Could Speak

Digital Media: Ambiance (Spring 2018-19, Harvard GSD VIS-2223)

Students: Anna Goga, Diastika Lokesworo, Hee Young Pyun, Cassidy Viser


Sound sensors located along the wall capture the volume of sound, which activates the wall. There are four sensors located along the wall. Each one activates a specific part of the wall. Sensors react both to voice and steps.

Depending on how loud is the sound or how close it is to the sensor, each sensor starts to activate a specific part of the wall. Eventually, the wall starts to “speak” producing different line patterns on the wall in response to sound.