Creative Review’s, Creative Futures

For Creative Review’s ’Creative Futures’ annual award, we were given a display window at Selfridges, (Oxford Street, London). Being one of the busiest streets in the country, the window was used to investigate, monitor and graphically represent the noise pollution levels. The data was transformed into an infinite rainbow of info-graphics. All this happened live in the window by using vibration monitoring electronic equipment that turned the glass into a giant microphone. Passers-by could easily see the noise levels being generated, translated and recorded. People could easily affect the results by interacting with the microphone-window.

Cyan=Mid-range frequencies / Magenta=Higher range frequencies / Yellow=Very low range frequencies / Black=Very high range frequencies. Every fifteen minutes, noise level percentages were calculated, converted into the relevant colour mix and then printed.