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  • Lilith __,

    Great work, folks!

    Jackson, your trees look totally fake ;-) And I love the crosshatching on the path in the first one, and how it marks the transition between one reality and another. Very Miéville. ;-)

    Johnathan, your wall pictures have a strikingly abstract, urban aesthetic. Fascinating how you three have taken quite different views.

    I particularly like Sophie's ropey pohutukawa against the murky sky -- could easily be water not air.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    Way off topic, sorry, but didn't somebody about these parts post a snap or two of this project in its earlier stages?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    didn’t somebody about these parts post a snap or two of this project in its earlier stages?

    I think that was Nora. Although I couldn't tell you which thread that was.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Actually, isn't "noise wall" a bit of a misnomer? Isn't it really a Wall of Silence? :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Lilith __,

    isn’t “noise wall” a bit of a misnomer

    Depends which side your on. The ones around Beijing seem to work by bouncing the noise back at the road, making them definitely "noise walls" on that side. It would be cool (because I woke up far too early and am still slowly caffeinating) if the wall could take all that noise energy and turn it into a pretty light show on the quiet side. Then it would be a wall of silent sci-fi awesomeness.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I don’t know why, but having this playing in the background of the pics is… existentially trippy. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

    Thanks Lilith.

    Actually, isn't "noise wall" a bit of a misnomer? Isn't it really a Wall of Silence? :-)

    Whichever, it was eerily effective. A distant hum thrum, which just happened to be two metres away.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    I don't know why, but looking at Jackson's typically lovely pics with this playing in the background is... existentially trippy. :)

    Thanks Craig. Of course Jonathan and Sophie need a special mention here, especially as they discovered the location for this. In fact, I gather they have been issued a trespass notice for loitering. ;-)

    Joking.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Nice! I'd pop down on my bike for a daytime recce, but I appear to still be tired from my birthday party ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Brilliant photos! It makes me want to explore the area at night and during the day.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    The In-Space No-one Can Hear You Screen©
    Those panels look remarkably unscratch-tagged, here's hoping they remain so...

    ...and you'd think there'd be some way to extract energy (even small amounts) from the squelching of sound, it is after all a wave...

    ...I mean, it can trigger enough electrical current to send signals along the auditory nerve to the brain, that's gotta be useful somewhere in the scheme of things, right?

    ...or does noise become static energy, sloughing off charge, blundering through the iron forest, unheard, with no particle place to go...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …or does noise become static energy, sloughing off charge, blundering through the iron forest, unheard, with no particle place to go…

    I was wondering that, too, though not as eloquently ;-)

    Could sound vibrations move tiny electrical generators? Or are we building castles in the ear?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    The drums, the drums...

    building castles...

    ...by the hammer, anvil and stirrup
    this must be Middle Ear then!

    (if it's not I'm outer ear...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G,

    It's a pretty cool place to walk, night or day, and un-naturally quiet. The screen is a bit grubby, and will probably only get dirtier, filtering the light (and sound?) in a different way. I wonder how that acrylic will degrade too - will it become more opaque, or just increase the yellow?

    Speaking of cool - it was during our 'really cold' weather, Jackson really was rugged up in layers, topped off with anorak.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Chris Waugh,

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    but didn’t somebody about these parts post a snap or two of this project in its earlier stages?

    Yup, I did - and here's another one... I'll have to go back and have another look - sounds like it could be complete now - I did quite like the use of the traffic cones though.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Waxing lyrical

    With these ear drums and these ear trumpets, I'm having a tympanic attack!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Lilith __,

    I’m having a tympanic attack!

    Is that a panic attack that is only soothed by tim-tams?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G, in reply to Lilith __,

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    Jackson, your trees look totally fake ;-)

    One more I would like to add - more fake trees and the over-bridgy thing - I think Jackson had a picture of this structure too.

    Actually, everything looks sort of fake in that strange light.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    having this playing in the background of the pics is… existentially trippy. :)

    Nice - gives it a little Peter Greenaway edge?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    I’m having a tympanic attack!

    Is that a panic attack that is only soothed by tim-tams?

    No, Tim's panicking. But it's OK, we're having a chit chat. And listening to toffee pop. Mellow puffiness is setting in.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    A distant hum thrum, which just happened to be two metres away

    At first, it felt like my ears were blocked. It is eerie.

    Nice! I’d pop down on my bike for a daytime recce, but I appear to still be tired from my birthday party

    On yer bike! It's awesome out there today.

    In the neighbourhood: photo above is of the Ponsonby Post Office.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

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    1. The walk over.
    2. Where the wild things are.

    In the neighbourhood: photo above is of the Ponsonby Post Office.

    Dude, that’s primo!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to JacksonP,

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    In the neighbourhood: photo above is of the Ponsonby Post Office.

    Dude, that’s primo!

    That is sharp, beautiful and floating on the dark street : )

    Same post office, getting a move on....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to JacksonP,

    Where the wild things are.

    It's a jungle out there....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sophie G,

    Jackson really was rugged up in layers, topped off with anorak.

    Sadly, I have yet to see a picture of this Anorak Man. Wild Things, pish. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

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