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Pulse of the City

by George Zisiadis Art Team

A unique interactive public art installation, Pulse of the City has been designed to transform the heartbeats of the pedestrians into music. Comprising a large red heart accompanied by a speaker, it has handles mounted on a pole in the sidewalk. The device starts working when visitors hold onto the handles and takes their real-time pulse data to generate the output of heartbeats layered over with custom music. Pulse of the City has won the SXSW Interactive Award of 2013.


"This is a truly unique project that connects Boston's residents and visitors to art in a whole new way," said Tom Menino, Mayor of Boston.

Let your heart sing with Pulse of the City
Technical Requirements:
  • Footprint: 3ft square including play space

  • Power: 120V AC, <5A

  • Audio: Built-in soundsystem; quiet environments work best

  • Setup: 2 LoveTech Crew for 1 hr.

  • Teardown: 2 LoveTech Crew for 30 min.

  • Hosting: 1 LoveTech Crew Suggested but not Required.

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