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Keywords: Ocean Enhncement,Ocean Noise Pollution,Natural Resilience,
Speculative Design

Echoes of Evolution - A future marine ecology, addressing marine noise pollution by creating 'sound creatures,' urging reflection on human impact on evolution.

Material:3D print, video, images
Finish Time: 2020
Interdisciplinary Fields: Marine Ecology
Biology Tools: 3D printing, Grasshopper, Processng

In an age where environmental crises wane, the tranquil ocean becomes a cacophonous realm. Deep research into Sousa Chinensis foresees a future marine ecology. 'Echosphere - Echoes of Evolution' unfolds, depicting undersea noise birthing new 'sound creatures' that guide marine life from pollution, shaping an immersive 'Echosphere.' With an empathetic interactive exhibit, this artistic and critical experience, driven by shared emotions, reveals what Sousa Chinensis hears, unveiling the intricate dance between marine life and the evolving ocean soundscape. This evocative piece prompts profound reflection on humanity's role in shaping the delicate balance of environments.

02  Interdisciplinary Study and Parametric Nature

Sonic Energy and Undersea Noise

•  Underwater sound is faster and correlates with frequency.

•  Excess carbon dioxide reduces seawater's sound absorbability.

•  Sound waves transfer energy.

•  Ship noise intensity ranges from 150 to 200dB, increasing annually by 0.5dB.
Speculative Hypothesis

An evolved creature shaped by undersea noise emits ultrasonic signals, acting as an 'undersea traffic light' to guide marine life away from noise and shape the marine ecosystem.
• Undersea sonic energy could serve as a future  energy source.
• Marine noise significantly impacts marine life.
• Rising undersea noise may normalize a noisy ocean.

05 Curate for for Environmental Empathy

Exhibition's half-arc, divided into Sound Creature, Sound Feed, and Sound Guide, centers on the Sound Creature model, enveloping visitors.

I've creatively employed a visual setup for Sousa Chinensis, known for its auditory reliance. A transparent stand with four microphones immerses visitors (professionals, students, and eco-design enthusiasts). Interacting with the microphones, they cast shadows forming white dots, cleverly translating Sousa Chinensis' auditory world into a visual experience, offering a glimpse into its marine ecosystem and 'echoshpere.'