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Looking for God NY  
The God-idea is passed on from generation to generation evolving into new permutations and combinations. "Looking for God" is an installation that considers this notion. The basic setup consists of an old General Electric radio, a microphone, an electronic odometer, an electronic bell, a microprocessor and a mechanism that is able to tune the radio. The mechanism turns the dial of the radio. The microphone then captures a three-second sample of the audio signal. This captured signal is then compared to a signal saved in the microprocessor's memory of the word "god." If the new signal captured by the microphone is not equal to the signal in memory, the mechanism turns the dial again and the process is repeated. If the signal captured is equal to the signal in memory, the piece deduces that it has found the word "god". It then triggers the electronic bell and marks one unit on the electronic odometer.