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David Birchfield is a sound and media artist, having created works that span interactive music
composition to generative software to robotic installations. He takes a multi-discipline approach to
realize new systems for art creation that utilize computational technologies and are framed by
environmental and social issues.
The proposed project is an interactive sonic and visual installation comprised of 45
freestanding robotic bells. Each bell is equipped with sensors, motors, and wireless networking
technology. Audience participants interact with the work by using their hands to strike or shake
any given bell. The gesture of their interaction is recorded and propagated throughout the bell
network, yielding a dynamic sound and movement event that reflects the confluence of a history
of previous interactions and the newly introduced energy.
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