Amateur Intelligence Radio (AIR) is a radio station hosted by a building, St. Paul’s Union Depot. It allows people to connect to this historic setting and to each other. As they come and go, AIR narrates activities within its walls and stages little interventions on the site, both landmark and living room for the city.
AIR shares interactive content provided both by its artificial intelligence and by commuters. Its synthetic voice hosts radio shows dynamically created with real-time data such as weather conditions, the number of people in the room, bus schedules, foot traffic, and more. AIR also has an online platform that allows people to listen and contribute to radio shows from anywhere.
For on-site listening, five interactive stations (Clock, Door, Social, Waiting, and River) allow passersby to plug in and listen to the voice of the building. Each listening station offers a different vantage point of the space, connects to the stories being told, and can be discreet or bold to discover.
A project by Daily Tous les Jours
Industrial design : Alexandre Landry, Dikini
Pictures and film : Daily tous les jours