Urban Echo is an interactive installation exploring our relationship with technology.

A swarm of electronic objects decomposes human voice and reconstructs it in space. Our unique voice turns into a voice of the swarm.

It is also an anti black-box statement, all of the carefully designed electronic components, usually hidden inside plastic shells, are used as a form and visual identity of the objects.

The project is an ongoing exploration and research. It is designed to be a platform, the behaviour and character of the swarm can change depending on the way it is programmed.

This project was created during my studies at the Creative Coding Department of SWPS University. Huge thanks to Krzysztof Goliński for mentorship, as well as to Wiesław Bartkowski and the rest of the team for all the help.

Talk to the swarm!

  • Jutronauci, Koneser, Warsaw, Nov 17 2018
  • World Maker Faire New York on Sept 22 & 23 2018

Work in progress

Code for Arduino based receivers and Teensy based transmitter is here.
Custom PCB gerber files can be dowloaded here.

Testing and mock ups