Ambient Machine + The Met

After having fallen in love with Janet Cardiff's audio walk in Central Park Her Long Black Hair, I'd been searching for an idea/place/event to match with my own interactive audio experiment.

Cover art,  Her Long Black Hair

Cover art, Her Long Black Hair

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's map

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's map

Map of  Her Long Black Hair , with the key audio walk chapter start points overlaid on Central Park.

Map of Her Long Black Hair, with the key audio walk chapter start points overlaid on Central Park.

 Ambient Machine was a final project for ICM, and I've been interested to find a new context for it in the mobile realm.  Using the Google Maps API to determine location is something I've been interested to pursue.  

Here are some wireframes of the different Ambient Machine instruments that serve as inspiration and framework for crafting the response pieces for the Met.  

Who is this for?

 This is an interactive creative experience designed to augment your visit to The Met.  It is perfect for someone making either their first or repeat visit to the museum, who's scale and breadth can be overwhelming.  Little moments of ancillary experience can be responded to within the day trip to the museum.  The soundscapes will be made to both visually and sonically respond to different vantage points and pieces of art within the Met.  Some amount of Impulse Responses and field recordings could be captured in the spaces themselves, as well as photography to be incorporated into the look and feel of the app.