Carpenter Center

Cambridge, USA - 2003/04

“Listening Walls” is an interactive wallpaper, located in the main foyer of the Carpenter Center in Cambridge, MA, that senses and remembers conversations happening in the space. Microphones capture snippets of conversations and turn them into floating text that appears on the interactive wallpaper. The text swirls on the surface of the wall, and sinks, fades and scales gradually to become sediments of thoughts on the floor, indicating the presence and traces of human interaction over time.