Tele Echo Tube: beyond Cultural and Imaginable Boundaries

PrizeShortlist in Installation Art
CompanyCenter For Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo
ArtistHiroki Kobayashi
Design TeamKobayashi Lab.
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Tele Echo Tube is a speaking tube that vocally interacts with a remote forest through a networked remote-controlled speaker and microphone through the slightly vibrating lamp- shade like interface. It allows users to interact with a forest in real time through an augmented echo sounding experience with the vibration over network, experiencing a distant forest soundscape in immersive and ambient ways. This novel interactive multi sensory system can create a sense of unity between users and a remote soundscape, enabling users to feel a sense of belonging to nature even in the midst of a city.