echo chamber (media) /’ ekō ˌCHāmbər/ noun :
1. An enclosed space where sound reverberates.
2. An environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered.
Originally referring to solemn spaces of reverberation designed by Medieval clergy, architects, and composers to construe and reinforce a specific reflection of the world, the ECHO CHAMBER exhibition attempts to re-architecturalize the concept for a modern audience. By integrating camera obscura and auditory feedback, Kirkland Gallery will be transformed into an upside-down world in which visitors may find it difficult to think or speak coherently.
The designers of this exhibition, James Moffet and Morgan Starkey, invite GSD students to participate in the construction of this technologically mediated sensory experience. Please sign up through the following link to participate in a workshop exploring the technologies employed within the installation: https://goo.gl/aWnQ8a
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20, 4:30 pm
Interactive Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 1:00 pm
Artist Introductions: M-F, Solar Noon
Source: Oxford English Dictionary