Audience volume

Representing radio audience numbers in sound and motion

By mapping real CBC Radio 1 audience data to sound volume and antenna angle, this prototype represented one module of a larger live data installation.

Multiplied by the number of stations in the GTA, the resulting soundscape
would represent relative audience numbers as well as daily and hourly content patterns. For example, it could reveal convergences of news at the top of the hour or traffic reports during morning drive time and divergences of content at other times of day.

Made with Arduino Nano, Processing, radio antenna, metal lunch box