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0403, LABA Speakers, 2017

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"label_number": "0403",
"title": "LABA Speakers, 2017",
"description": "Four white, cone-shaped speakers, each the size of a large coffee cup, have different textures, ranging from smooth and hard to rough and fuzzy. By amplifying and reflecting sound in different ways, the speakers create different auditory effects. Small-scale prototypes show the cross-sections of each horn. This study in sound, shape, and materials was designed by Eason Chow and Pravar Jain.",
"instructions": "Press a button to hear music.\n\nDo not touch the speakers.",

"child_object_collection": [
{"title": "LABA Untouch", "description": "Non-porous plastic printed with resin stereolithography creates a basic, untouched sound."},
{"title": "LABA Augment", "description": "Silicone creates a warm, natural tone."},
{"title": "LABA Restrict", "description": "Dense wool dampens and limits sound to a zone around the user."},
{"title": "LABA Unique", "description": "Glazed ceramic maximizes the reflection of sound waves, creating a distinctive tone."}

"tombstone": "Eason Chow (Singaporean, born 1989) and Pravar Jain (Indian, born 1993); 3D-printed nylon, wool, ceramic, plastic, electronics; Courtesy of Eason Chow"

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