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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


Someday there will be doorbells where these wires hang. Someday soon. I’ve lost track of where I shot this, so it’s unlikely I’ll be able to compare the wired building to the current wire-y one. Will it be a multi-button, multi-unit device? Will it include a surveillance camera? Will the camera just be for show? Will the tones it emits be regal or modest, and will the packaging announce a variety of sonic options, and will the inhabitants make use of those options, and if the inhabitants are renters will they be allowed to change the doorbell tone, and how many times will the residents change before the instructions are lost? How long before the pushbuttons are rubbed hollow? How long before the small plastic windows over the inhabitants’ names fog over? How long before the apartments are subdivided and new buttons must be added?

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

By Marc Weidenbaum

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