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Giant volume meter relays urban noise levels
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“Volumen”, a giant graphic equalizer built by Argentinian artist, Sergio Avello relays the ambient urban noise levels around the Redgaleria in Buenos Aires. Pretty intense way of visualizing the constant buzz of the city, plus nice shots of the internal circuits at the below link.

Viewbook | ((( VOLUMEN ))) – Link

18 thoughts on “Giant volume meter relays urban noise levels

  1. I think it’s not a graphic equalizer, it’s a giant digital VU meter. It’s a great idea for create social concience of the city noise consecuence.

    best regard.

    So nice site (makezine). Read them every day, few times a day.

  2. We prefer Argentine.
    It is much more common than Argentinian.
    Google is your friend.
    Argentine = 40,100,000
    Argentinian = 5,210,000
    Argentinean = 3,420,000

  3. @ :UnCheLoco, you’re probably getting 40 100 000 ups from for Argentine as it’s the way Argentina is spelled in french.

    Anyhow, really cool idea :)

  4. While this installation is cool and calls attention to the problem of noise pollution, doesn’t it also contribute to the problem of light pollution?

  5. While this installation is cool and calls attention to the problem of noise pollution, doesn’t it also contribute to the problem of light pollution?

  6. Well, on the other side of the street Repsol YPF SA are working on a photovoltaic panel connected to a speaker that informs the city’s inhabitants audibly of the level of ambient light pollution. When the two systems are combined it will generate enough light and sound to overcome recent power shortages in the country.

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