Are you for Real? is an interactive game-like sound experience that was designed with and for the youth around the South square and the public library in Rotterdam in the first year of Mediawharf.
It is a GPS driven, real-time, sound game created for and by young people and played in their own local urban setting. As the players roam the familiar city streets, they are simultaneously experiencing and exploring a virtually sonified version of the urban space through a modified smartphones/headphone set. The sound experience is driven by the players’ position, the position of other players and the influence of online users that virtually walk through the same streets and are able to broadcast messages to specific locations in the sonic cityscape.