The invention of traffic lights was the first indicator that cities were to be ruled by cars. For the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco, we invited humans to take over with, well, music.
Because the other side of the street might as well be the other side of the world, Knock Stop Music is a communication system that connects the two sides of Market Street.
Knock Stop Music re-appropriates traffic lights to invite passersby to play with their environment, creating melodic soundscapes that brings awareness to one another. Amidst the constant rumble of the street, the simple gesture of knocking transforms the raw fabric of the city into an interface for creative collaboration.
Made for humans, by humans (and with the help of a few amazing machines at Autodesk’s Pier 9).
A commission by Autodesk’s Pier 9
The project is a commission by Autodesk. Daily tous les jours has been spending time at their Pier 9 facility playing with the latest in digital fabrication equipment. The project merges DTLJ’s radical prototyping approach with the possibilities that digital fabrication offers.