The work conveys the idea of room with an associative memory. Can a physical space remember and make sense of events that have occurred in it? How can it communicate its associations between memories?
The Living Wall records and analyzes fragments of conversations and other events occurring on the room, and stores them in a database. The semantic structure of this database is constantly reshaped as new memories are added. The goal of this self-organization is to maintain a topology where events that sound similar are grouped in clusters.
By using the physical extension of the room as an analogy of the wall's semantic space, the room plays back recorded events in locations of the room that convey their "meaning" in the sense of the wall.
The wall also illustrates its cognitive processes graphically on four architectural-scale LED panels.