Silence is a Fabrication: Constructing an Anechoic Chamber

Team: Mike Heller, James Yamada, Peter McMurray, Matthew Battles, Cristoforo Magliozzi & Marshall Lambert
Date: October 2015

In collaboration with Peter McMurray (Harvard) and Michael Heller (Pitt), metaLAB has developed a portable chamber, designed by metaLAB creative technologist James Yamada and built chiefly by Cris Magliozzi and Marshall Lambert, to test and explore the cultural and material dimensions of audition. We’ve learned that silence is a fabrication—a designed thing, made in dialogue with fractious materials and particular habits of body, mind, and sensibility."—Matthew Battles, metaLAB