Mary Corey March
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Digital Breadcrumbs (M.I.S.S.T.) Identity Tapestry
Cultural Fabric Breathes Still Urban Pulse (San Francisco)
Living Guestbook Binary Experience
Gateway Primary Text
Transparency Scales
Do you read me? (digital mediation) Dream Blanket
Write me for Art/ Do you Read me (disintermediation)  











Urban Pulse (San Francisco). Mixed media Interactive Participatory Installation: starch-sculpted cotton, embroidery floss, flask, Bay water, arduino, red LEDs, piezo, pulse sensor, audio recordings and pulses from San Franciscans. (12/2013).

In this interactive sound installation visitors are invited to place a finger on the pulse sensor to have their pulse taken. This triggers the audio aspect of the piece: a story of a San Francisco Moment recorded from someone whose pulse matches theirs. The sound of the story is played by a the flask of Bay salt water using a vibrating piezo plate to convert it into a speaker.

To create this piece I went all over the city collecting pulses and stories, gathering a full range of pulses. The programming and circuit building was done in large part by Chris Saari.