Tuesday, May 03, 2005

White Noise / White Light was one of 9 temporary interactive urban installations commissioned and installed for the Athens 2004 Olympics from August 12 - 30, 2004 at the plaza entry to the Theater of Dionysus below the Acropolis as part of the ATHENS 2004: Catch the Light Program

- Activated by the passersby, the fiber optics transmit light from white LEDs while the speakers emit white noise. Just as white light is made of the full spectrum of light, white noise contains every frequency within the range of hearing in equal amounts. The white noise made for the project is based on a physical phenomenon called Johnson noise, where noise arises from the thermal motions of electrons in a resistor carrying current in an electronic circuit. -

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