WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU HEAR: TIMES SQUARE (excerpt)
I went to Times Square with some electronics I built that convert light waves into sound waves. Many electronic lights are actually flickering off and on faster than the eye can see. In the place of a normal microphone, the circuitry lets us hear this flickering as pitch. What you see is what you hear, with no special effects or processing added. I don’t usually like being in a place like Times Square, but the “sound camera” has a transformative power; like a skateboard, which turns the parking lot from urban wasteland to paradise.