| abstract
| exhibition

In Flocking Messenger, agents in a swarm simulation play the role of messengers that communicate voice messages between two chat partners. The live recorded image of each chat partner is being displayed at the periphery of the simulation space. The agents appear as small cubes that depict facial expressions. Spoken words and other sounds are recorded with a microphone and then subdivided into short samples which are memorised by the agents. The agents respond to body movements and fly back and forth between the chat partners. Once they arrive at respective side of each partner, they sing their recorded voice fragments, each in the agents own characteristic pitch.

This project has been realized as a collaboration:

Tatsuo Unemi: Swarm Simulation and Visuals
Daniel Bisig: Technical and Conceptual Support