How can we resolve the disconnection from nature that is felt in the concrete canyons of the city? A team of Hive residents decided to form the collective Telenatura Lab and bring nature into the city to remind city dwellers that they are part of a much larger ecosystem.
The first prototype designed by Telenatura Lab is Radio Rocher, an interactive sculpture. It’s a connected rock (rocher in French) that broadcasts sounds of waves, birds, buzzing insects and more, recorded in real-time around the world. Just like holding a seashell against your ear to hear the sound of the sea, users are prompted to put an ear against one of the cracks in the rock face, where a soundscape transports the listener to places such as New York, Kyoto or thecamp’s garden.