Ball State University Interactive Wireless Sculpture

Ball State University Interactive Wireless Sculpture is an outdoor interactive digital installation interpreting the wireless data infrastructure at Ball State University. Beginning the evening of April 18 and running through April 19, this digital media sculpture, consisting of 4 projection screens, computers, speakers and lights, will broadcast interactive media that reacts to the amount of traffic on the campus’ 15 wireless zones. The sculpture will contain its own wireless access points, sensing local interactions of viewers using wireless devices. The carillon bells in the Shafer Tower will also be incorporated into the performance via MIDI control. The data captured will be blended together in real time to create a multi-sensory digital experience. The event will be streamed live over the Internet each night from 8-11 p.m. at the links toward the bottom of the page. Viewers of the work on the evenings of the 18th and 19th are encouraged to bring their own wireless handheld devices to interact and shape the sound and images that are presented.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.