Ephemera: theory and politics in organization (Vol 3 No 4) 2003
Humber Mouth Literary Festival, Victoria Square, Hull, UK
, 2005
Static, the online journal of the London Consortium (Issue 6) 2007

Text programming by Tony Langford

John Wynne



Do(n't) is a set of three text/sound pieces, part of my investigation into auditory warnings, their use and effects. See also Response Time, Cry Wolf, The Sound of Sirens, and Grasping and Clinging

All the alarm sounds used in these pieces are designed from scratch, rather than sampled from existing alarms.
 Do(n't) began as an interactive installation for the European Group for Organizational Studies in Barcelona, and was then developed as a web-based work for Ephemera, an online journal. Two of the pieces were later shown in a public square as part of a literary festival (see bottom of page).

Confidential Report (text from an incident report filed by an airline pilot):

Orange Alert
(text from The Onion read by Miguel Orgel):

Auditory Warnings
(text by JW):

As part of the 2005 Humber Mouth Literary Festival, Hull Art Lab chose the 3 text/sound pieces which constitute Do(n't) to play at half-hour intervals on the BBC's controversial Big Screen in the centre of the city of Hull (see below). The BBC refused to allow "Orange Alert" to be screened, on the grounds of political sensitivity and public safety. They also said that the 30-second silence with a blank white screen which I added to the end of Auditory Warnings specifically for this location had to be edited out because people would think the screen was malfunctioning. Nevertheless, Confidential Report and Auditory Warnings were played at regular intervals daily for 2 weeks.