Seagull Substitute

An ear implant that replaces seagull squawks with an ongoing media experience.

Seagull Substitute – Object Solutions

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Problem Solved

Put a new spin on the meaningless squawk of seagulls at the shore. The Seagull Substitute turns this unintellible noise into a digestible sonic experience.

How It Works

The implant, shaped like the birds’ beaks, is inserted firmly into the ear. Sensitive algorithms perceive the squawks from a distance and impede them from reaching your auditory canal. In their place, you receive an ongoing media package, based on your selected mode. Seagull Substitute – Object Solutions

Symphony Mode

Seagull Substitute – Symphony Mode – Object SolutionsListen to free-form orchestral productions as the seagulls become classical instruments. Play the role of conductor by engaging personally with the birds, and allow them to engulf you in song.

Historical Mode

Seagull Substitute – Historical Mode – Object SolutionsAllow the seagulls to guide you through Portland’s rich history as their calls become a whirlwind of facts, spoken in the voices of important figures. Gaze left or right to give the overview a political spin.

Narrative Mode

Seagull Substitute – Narrative Mode – Object SolutionsJoin the conversation as the birds become characters in an unfolding drama. The seagulls are imbued with irresistible personalities whose entanglements will bring you back for more, day after day.

Created for Citydrift/Portland

The Seagull Substitute was advertised on the streets of Portland, Maine, as a project for citydrift/Portland. Our laboratorians also addressed another Portland problem: the faux vintage aesthetic of new structures in the city. Read the full story and see photos of the campaign. Seagull Substitute – Object Solutions

Purchasing info

Not yet available in the Object Solutions Shop. Write to our shopkeeper to reserve your own.

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Object Concept

Ernesto D Morales

Object Design

Dave Maggio

Ernesto D Morales

Writing, Graphic Design

Ernesto D Morales

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