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Video © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

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2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

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Photo by Chris Houltberg. Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

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Photo by Sarah Rust Sampedro. Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

Description:
Photo by Sarah Rust Sampedro. Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

Description:
Photo by Chris Houltberg. Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

Description:
Photo by Chris Houltberg. Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

Description:
Photo by Sarah Rust Sampedro.Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., installation view

Description:
Photo by Sarah Rust Sampedro.Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

Christopher Baker Hello World!..., still

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Image © Christopher Baker. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2008

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Christopher Baker
Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise is an immersive video installation featuring over 5000 video diaries found on the internet.

Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of unique video diaries gathered from the internet. The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard.

On one hand, new media technologies like YouTube have enabled new speakers at an alarming rate. On the other hand, no new technologies have emerged that allow us to listen to all of these new public speakers. Each video consists of a single lone individual speaking candidly to a (potentially massive) imagined audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The multichannel sound composition glides between individuals and the group, allowing viewers to listen in on unique speakers or become immersed in the cacophony. Viewers are encouraged to dwell in the space.

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