The environment for this will change in time for a second showing in January. It is currently being shown in the Mumbo space at CalArts. It will be taken down Friday, Dec. 15 2012.
The piece is comprised of a box with a microphone in it on which is written the word “Bark,” and a monitor. On the monitor a video of a dog barking at you loops endlessly. If you bark back at the dog loudly enough (via the microphone) the dog will get scared and run away. The piece was made using a SparkFun electret microphone breakout board, an Arduino, and Processing, and was built as part of an ongoing MFA in Art & Technology and Integrated Media.
This piece was made with the help and mentorship of Tom Jennings. The code is available to anyone who would like it.