Almost every way we share information seems to come from an internet source, but finding concepts that try to change the way we entertain content always fascinates us. One we recently stumbled upon comes from art science student Matthijs Munnik, whom has created a little bird house that sends out secret message in public spaces. As the fixture chirps, secret messages are encrypted into a series of beeps – these beeps hold a message that can be heard on smartphone’s with a special app to translate the sounds to text. Great for leaving a special love note, smack-talk to a friend or general gossip for passer-bys.
Although the idea can have a profound impact and astronomical practical application opportunities the designer had a more reasonable reason for the installations creation. Munnik’s system takes note of our dependence on the internet as a communication tool and this device tries to find a new way to transfer information secretly that can be accessed by anyone.
The installation beeps out statements from WikiLeaks to further Munnik’s stance on the internet as a controlled medium. And while most of us won’t find that the most interesting of dialogue transfers, the idea still remains as a sound vehicle to send secret messages in public forums. How could you see using this type of idea in our everyday lives, and where would an installation like this be most useful? For us, as we gear up for fantasy football, in everyone one of our league members’ patios to remind them that they don’t stand a chance this season… Not the most helpful tool uses for everyone, but one that will bring a smile.
via Pop-Up City