This hugely popular, award-winning and self-initiated FL@33 project is presenting a collection of 'onomatopoeia' from around the world using sound recordings from native speakers imitating the sounds of mainly animals and vehicles. The online collection focuses on the pronunciation and comparison of these sounds by presenting them side by side as each language expresses them differently. Bzzzpeek.com is an interactive experience inviting everybody to contribute. Submissions are more than welcome!
Bzzzpeek.com was launched in September 2002 and has since been featured around the world in countless books, magazines, newspapers and online. High profile features also included The New York Times and NYT supplements in other international newspapers followed by FL@33 radio interviews with NPR and the BBC. Unique visitor counts to this online project have naturally been peaking during those busy times and bzzzpeek's record so far were a few months when we enjoyed attention by up to 15,000 unique visitors per day. The project has won many awards including an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica, a Distinctive Merit Award from the ADC New York and Gold at the Construction New Media Awards, besides many others.
Please visit our press section for in-depth bzzzpeek articles, features and FL@33 radio interviews.
Bzzzpeek at MoMA | Revised design 2011
Bzzzpeek.com was selected for inclusion in an exhibition entitled Talk to Me at New York's MoMA – Museum of Modern Art where bzzzpeek's interface is on display from July 24th until November 7th, 2011. Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects was organised by senior curator Paola Antonelli and curatorial assistant Kate Carmody. The website's design was improved in 2011 for this occasion and a new offline version is now also available for schools and other educational institutions. Just get in touch if you are interested for your class/event.
Bzzzpeek.com support T-shirts
Bzzzpeek products such as a support T-shirt series were designed and introduced during one of the busy bzzzpeek times to help finance this ongoing project and pay towards the out-of-control server costs. You can choose between cocorico, wang wang and quack quack – all available for women, kids and men. Thank you!
(Bzzzpeek currently still requires the Flash plugin but we are already scratching our heads to find an iPhone/iPad-friendly alternative...)