Subject of project
This mainly auditory-based project attempts to relate these disparate themes together in a given place:
- the tremendous changes an area undergoes over time
- the interactions of its inhabitants with their environment
- how people perceive past and present in different ways
Space to be explored
This area has been chosen as quite a lot has been changed in this area. And the communities that lived here has also been present in the past, so would make for an interesting juxtaposition. There are a number of landmarks, both past and present:
- Drive-in cinema
- Three gardens, Chinese, Japanese and Tropical
- Various brickworks
- Reclaimed areas
- Jurong Vocational Institute
- Old estates
Form of project
It will take the form of a interactive site to be used on a mobile browser. The user will be presented with a map of an area of Jurong. On this map there will be subtly highlighted areas indicating ‘areas with echoes’. As the user navigate within this area, s/he will experience a mix of different soundscapes comprising of interviews, ambient sounds, readings or music. These soundscapes are dynamically generated and is affected by time of day, speed of travel, location and presence of ‘others’.
On the map user can also see faint highlights of other’s travels, so s/he could decide to visit ‘hotspot areas’. Other than a purely passive auditory experience, users can also record audio bites on location, and these will in turn become part of the ‘echoes’ of the area.