Song of Distances

Webpage, Internet, HTML, Javascript, GPS data, 2019

“Song of Distances” is a participatory and algorithmic web-based music composition based on ubiquitous computing. It focuses on the concept of compressed time and space by transforming the positioning information into audible events. Each login session represented as a node in the topographic coordinate by granting access to GPS data by the user. The system continuously calculates the session period and relative distances between the center and each node to trigger the music, while the orientation affects the direction of the sound in the spatial audio setting. This piece gradually evolves with crowd participation as a collective experience on the Internet.

Production Team
  • Web Design: Wu Che-Yu
  • Programming: Lo Jo-Yu
  • Artist & Sound Design: Chi Po-Hao

Installation View

Instruction Card

Laptop View

Smartphone view

This project was supported by National Cultural and Arts Foundation