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Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

What Sound Looks Like

An ongoing series cross-posted from instagram.com/dsqt


This pair of photos doesn’t come close to doing justice to the scene of this user-interface crime. The image on the right is of the gate of a two-story multi-unit residence. The image on the left is to its left, and mounted perpendicular against the frame into which the gate is set. Buttons like those on the right, hollow after decades of use, are common. So, too, is the accrual of doorbell devices over time. Less so is leaving the entire doorbell structure in place to serve as an instruction. Accumulated poster detritus on telephone polls is sometimes likened to “urban moss.” Doorbells such as these are urban barnacles.

An ongoing series cross-posted from instagram.com/dsqt.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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