Machine Dreams

Jill Scott

Machine Dreams ,
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The installation "Machine Dreams" uses video to trigger zones of individual sound samples. It is an interactive installation that uses the reaction of the participant to the visual component of the space to produce a soundscape.
The visual component refers to visions of technological Utopia, demonstrated by four modified machines taken from the lives of four women in history. These machines are: a sewing machine (1900), a typewriter (1940), a mixmaster (1960), a telephone switchboard (1990).
Four graphic images, displayed on a wall, provide the connection between the technology on display and the body. The sound composition reflects the Utopian dreams of each era and the technology itself.
Ars Electronica Archive
  • genres
    • database art
    • installations
      • interactive installations
      • virtual reality (VR)
    • sound art
      • sound installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • machines
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • loudspeakers
    • interfaces
      • body sensors
        • body tracking
Technology & Material