Mapamp uses existing structures and systems (architecture of a city, navigation and radio systems) to layer an artificial acoustic space over the original one.
The participant walks the streets wearing a special vest that allows him/her to navigate through different sound data fields. These virtual spaces differ from the geographic city scape. Changing his/her position, the walker can pick up and mix the sounds, which come into connection with the architectural features of the public space: the noise of the surroundings, distant radio stations and abstract sound samples intermingle in the space, depending upon the position, direction and velocity of the visitors.
By Tamás Szakál.