The City Speaks

The City Speaks, functions as a 21st century Speakers’ Corner in which open-air public speaking takes on epic proportions as spoken words are translated to text and relayed on one of the towers supporting Hull’s tidal barrier. A steel lectern located on the quayside of Humber Dock offers a platform for members of the public to broadcast their thoughts and feelings. A hidden microphone captures their words and sends them to a data processing cloud which transcribes the phases into a scrolling dot-matrix text ascending the tidal barrier. The plinth and the tidal barrier perfectly align allowing the speaker to see their own speech being emitted across Hull.

 

MICHAEL PINSKY STUDIO

88 Gifford Street, London, N1 0DF

00 44 (0)7859 713 853
michael@michaelpinsky.com

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