'Experiments with Noise Robots and other Sound Machines' was presented in May 2018 inside the 'Cube' at the MIT Media Lab building. It consisted of 3 new "Noise Robots" that joined the Speaker Wheel #2 and the Speaker Tower in a chaotic and experimental piece that investigated the nature of 'noise', inspired by Mary Douglas's ideas on dirt [noise] as "matter out of place".
The intersection of the dynamic sound sources shaped an acoustic landscape that was in constant change, prompting a quest for the right balance, or challenging balance to appear within one's mind. Following this invitation to explore what exists ‘outside of the system’ (of aesthetics), one can hopefully return back to the non-experimental everyday life and appreciate the roars, crashes and booms of the urban soundscape.
Acknowledgements: Emily Watlington, Penelope Phylactopoulos, Nicolás Consuegra, Pedro Zylbersztajn, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Alice Noujaim, Mónica Páez, Laura Serejo Genes, John Steiner, Ostin Zarse.