WTPh? (What the Phonics) is an interactive installation made by Momo Miyazaki and I (Andrew Spitz). Street names in Denmark are close to impossible for foreigners to pronounce, so the artists created a little intervention in the touristic areas of Copenhagen.
A Danish person was recorded speaking the street names then split up each syllable. In true karaoke style, lights were placed above the matching syllable so that in real-time, you can see which part of the word is being spoken. When participants lift the speaker off the wall, it starts playing. Max/MSP and Arduino were used to build the installation. This project was made during the Systems and Layers module at CIID and was run by Adam Greenfield and Engin Ayaz.
The music is by the artist Jacob Montague. The track is Lambent from the album Fly On.