What do you have to say, San Jose?
San Jose Voices is a mobile scultpure that collects anonymous one-minute speeches from callers in the the 408 area code, and then broadcasts these speeches at streel level through a 200 watt speaker.
You can have your voice heard anonymously on the streets of San Jose. From now until August 13th, 2006, call the number below and leave a message up to one-minute long.
Then, during the 2006 ISEA festival, held August 7th- 13th, We’ll take your message to the street in downtown San Jose, broadcasting it on our bicycle-drive mobile sculpture. The speech produced by the sculpture can be heard clearly more than 150 feet away from the sculpture.
If you’re in the 408 area code, give us a call, and and we’ll bring your voice to the public soundscape, randomly, anonymously, loudly and happily:
What does the 408 area code have to say?
You can hear the beginnings of the answer to that quesiton below, in about fifty random examples of the calls we’ve received so far. (Stand by for more, as we are uploading and broadcating new calls in the public soundscape of San Jose daily.)
What is San Jose Voices?
A: Essentially, it’s an art project that tries to express the diverse voices of the 408 area code– aka the San Jose California area. It’s open ended in the sense that <you> can call and participate, and <you> determine what it sounds like.