Radio of Songs In People’s Head is a unique capsule installation that collects ‘ear-worms’, songs that become stuck in one’s head, playing itself over and over again, and digitally broadcasts them via a web-based radio station.
According to mores, there are two cures for ‘ear-worms': either singing the song aloud or listening to the song.
The project is a physical capsule installation fixed onto various existing urban structures that serves as both a space and a call to action.
Passers-by are invited to slip their heads inside and sing their hearts out as the contributions are instantly collected using an automated telephone system.
The public is instructed to call a telephone number that gives them precise directions as to how to record their contribution inside the capsule using their own mobile device.
The stream of songs plays inside the capsule until someone is ready to make a new contribution, the person places their hand over a sensor inside the capsule to pause the broadcast.
Radio of Songs In People’s Head is part of The Urban Probes Series: a call to action, a toolkit, for others to make their own installations and create a sense of place in public space, to activate that space by engaging the community in the environment.
The mission is to depict the pulse of all cities. We invite people to consider what is relevant to collect in their context and to bring people together by creating probes and sharing their pieces.