Audio is cultural application of vocal communication. My undergraduate thesis, Telephone (2007) involved the collection and study of the acoustics of 12 languages. It metaphorically
implies the merging and disbursement of cultures through speech. Constructed from pieces of a dissected telephone and modeled in 3D, five characters represent cultures and generalized acoustic properties of languages from five continents. They communicate and pass a visual representation of those voices sequentially, similarly to the process in the children’s game “Telephone”. Finally, the last character produces a sound incorporating all voices, symbolizing the imminent worldwide cultural mesh.