You Know How to Whistle, Don't You?

Sonia Matos, Wendy Van Wynsberghe, Walt Van Beek

Research output: Other contribution


Created in collaboration with designers designers Walt Van Beek and
Wendy Van Wynsberghe, this interactive poster is based on the research and recordings performed by the researcher during her doctoral research conducted in the island of La Gomera, Canary Islands. Focusing specifically on the study of the Silbo Gomero and its whistled vowels by both local inhabitants and linguists her presentation explored the realms of embodied knowledge, representation and the sensory paradoxes that underlie our experience of the phenomenal world around us.

The designers have screen-printed a conductive layer on the generated font
to make the posters capacitive and responsive to human presence. Wendy Van Wynsberghe sewed a conducive thread in the paper and made the connections to the
microcontroller and sound-module. All electronics added to this poster are
Open Hardware. All software involved is free software. The code and
instructions on how to make this poster are available online.

This whistling poster is made available under a Free Art License.
Original languageEnglish
TypeInteractive Poster
PublisherCopy Left
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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