New forms of communication emerge when latency trumps immediacy. The drawback to the 24 hour operating cycle of an architecture school is that the 9-to-5 staff and administration only hear a third of the bitching. Unfortunately this can leave student concerns unresolved, or worse, neglected.
Overheard processes speech and registers the accumulative mood of the student body. This is translated into an atmosphere of light within the elevator at Avery Hall, a space shared by students, staff and faculty. Instead of a seldom viewed suggestion box, the school gets an ambient barometer of emotion. With Momo Araki and Stephen Chou, 2009.