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Meet the Earbees or Games for Ears

Part of Machine Project: Summer Jubilee Field Days, Machine Project

Join artist Sara Roberts for sound-based group participatory activities using Earbees.

What are Earbees?

Earbees look a lot like transistor radios, but instead of playing top 40 they record whatever you like and play it back looped. They can be placed somewhere particular, hidden, stacked, gambled with, buried, and thrown, there are lots of possibilities. The inventor of Earbees, Sara Roberts, will lead some favorite activities and we’ll see if you come up with some more. Make noise, make more noise, make better noise

For many years

Sara Roberts

made simulations of human behavior with computers. Now she’s collecting games and making simple devices for exploring human behavior with people. She teaches in the Experimental Sound Practices Program at CalArts.

Funding

Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by

Open Field is sponsored by

Major support is provided by the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.