ICC Kids Program 2010 "What Sounds Do We Hear?"

Let's Listen to the Voices of Technology

What Sounds Can You Hear Coming from a Remote Control or Light Bulb?
“Technophone Series” 2010

The electrical products we use in everyday life emit light and electromagnetic waves. Some devices also emit radio waves and infrared rays when sending or receiving signals. The “Technophone Series” is a tool for hearing the voices of technology that we ordinarily cannot hear. Here we explore the surprising sounds produced by technology – electromagnetic waves, light, recorded information stored in the magnetic strips on magnetic cards and magnetic tape, and radio waves emitted by mobile telephones. Equipment cooperation: Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Otona no Kagaku magazine
Cooperation: YASUDA Itaru, OGAWA Keisuke, KONDO Takashi, KUSHIBIKI Kenji


Born in 1984, KANNO So graduated from the Musashino Art University and the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). Using electronic engineering and computers, he creates devices for use in musical performances and other purposes. At Ars Electronica 2009 he was awarded a Honorary Mention in Digital Music Category for his work “Jamming Gear,” a device made of gears that plays music.


Born in 1986, YAMAMOTO Yuhei graduated from the Tama Art University and is currently studying at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). He gained an interest in computers through his DTP work while a student at the Tama Art University and he experiments then produces, experiments then produces, over and over again. He began with research concerning font systems and characters, and he is currently participating in such projects as “Hunter-Gatherer Colorist,” which collects colors from and shares them with its surroundings, and “Technophone Series,” which listens to the sounds of technology in daily life.