Sphere of Annihilation spotted in tunnel between South Kensington London Underground Station and the Science Museum! Run for your lives!
Designers at the Royal College of Art have created a floating black sphere that, in addition to stalking people, records and replays sounds it picks up after a short delay.
It’s called “Space Replay” and it was designed by Francesco Tacchini, Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson. The intention was to create a hovering object that explores and manipulates transitional public spaces with particular acoustic properties. “By constantly recording and replaying these ambient sounds,” the designers write, “the levitating sphere produces a delayed echo of human activity.”
In the video, the sphere can be seen moving through a subway station and following people directly into an elevator — all while playing back recently recorded audio. It makes for a particularly eerie effect.