Library Frequency Tuner

Library Frequency Tuner is an interactive device that allows listeners to tune to any Dewey Decimal ‘frequency’ between 000–999 and hear books on that subject from the library. The device allows listeners to discover a library collection and explore thousands of books beyond the constraints of physical browsing.

Artwork: Chris Gaul
Software: Jos Mulder
Video documentation: Dave Katague

This work was produced as part of the UTS Library Artist Residency Program at the University of Technology, Sydney and is a collaboration with the UTS Interactivation Studio.

A view of the Shelf Life exhibition

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