George Zisiadis’ Pulse of the City features speakers placed on Boston streets that help people reconnect with their own bodies.

San Francisco-based interactive artist George Zisiadis created an interactive public art installation for five locations in Boston. Pulse of the City turns pedestrians' heartbeats into music.

The heart-shaped speakers are equipped with heart-rate sensors to help people playfully reconnect with the rhythm of their bodies. The installation combines art, design and technology to promote the use and celebration of public space in an uplifting and imaginative way.

Pulse of the City treats heartbeats as creative expression of life rather than beeps and numbers. It wirelessly uploads its history of interactions, giving city officials an understanding of how people engage with placemaking initiatives.  

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