Hua Fan & Jorik van den Bos
Developing a multi-performative Interactive Acoustic System for the Science Center.
Lessen the sound in the building by sound diffusion and absorption
Encourage the visitors to be more quiet (especially children)
Give expression to the acoustics of the Science Center
The concept is composed of the following aspects:
- Sound ceiling with acoustic properties, passes down data to the LED painting
- Short term layer (mostly interesting for children)
- Long term layer (mostly interesting for adults)
- Paint a picture of the sound over the long-term
"Whisper - Whispering makes the children curious. They want to know if something secret is going on. Whispering gets their attention much more than yelling." 
“If you interrupt us while we’re talking, we will not respond. Learn to pay attention.” 
Soundless rooms / Nature, trees, plants, animals reacting to children (Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital)
Record sounds based on people's height using different sensors
Dandelion: sound installation from Roland Maurmair. The dandelion says 'pssh' to encourage visitors to come closer, and shushes when the visitors make too much sound.
Single hoberman sphere, plastic surface with cotton/viscose finishing
More mechanical arms and materialsamples
Materialsamples: Sheep wool on top of a polyester acoustic surface. The sheep wool is fireproofed:
it does not catch fire but turns into coal instead. The polyester surface is fire retardant.