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The Tree by FARM Creates Real Time Responses to Sound

By: Robyn Currie - Published: Oct 29, 2009   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: designyearbook.blogspot and notcot.org
When you approach the National Museum of Singapore you will be met by a contemporary reinterpretation of a banyan tree. The Tree by FARM is a massive installation project that uses the society's hustling, noise-polluting tendencies to its advantage.

Crafted out of a metal frame that has pulsating lights throughout, The Tree by FARM has hanging microphones that detect the varying sounds surrounding it. The pulsating lights will then modify their pulses accordingly.

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