2016 onwards | Collaborator : The Indian Sonic Research Institute and Art Science Blr
Can we measure with music? Can science be written in sound?
The ‘Swamp Tuner’ is an experiment that aims to explore these questions…
This two part device – ‘the helmet’ and the ‘spider’ is outfitted with a number of sensors designed to extend the range of your ability to observe this swamp ecosystem. While technology today tends to breed isolation, this hack is intended to enhance out engagement with the living environment around us.
Built through a series of DIY sessions by Earth CoLab and ISRO (Indian Sonic Research Organisation) in Bangalore, the construction of ‘Swamp Tuner’ involved building and calibrating different sensors to measure specific environmental parameters.
The various separate components designed and constructed here are a work in progress – moving towards a wearable environmental sensor – one that will capture, filter and systematically log the readings collected by each sensor simultaneously – while providing the wearer with live feed of all parameters in the form of sound.
In this orchestra, each parameter will then function as an instrument and each instrument has a set range of frequencies that correspond to the relevant scale of measurement.
Imagine … every swamp will have a unique symphony and each symphony will carry a vast amount of information about the conditions, health and history of that swamp.