While interaction has been discussed in a broad range of artistic projects focused on new technologies, the area of sound has usually been ignored in favour of screen-based, visual interactive media. More recently, however, a large-scale European Union Sonic Interaction Design (SID) network and a forthcoming new book from MIT Press in 2011aims to throw light on this burgeoning field. From early sensory driven musical instruments like the theremin to recent projects involving ubiquitous computing and wireless sensing technologies, sound has always been explored as material to be shaped, manipulated and transformed in real time. This talk will be an introduction to some recent projects and techniques in the growing field of Sonic Interaction Design. How does sound as an indicator of non visible processes, as a trigger of emotions and affect get researched and explored by artists in the design of new technological interfaces, the augmentation of everyday objects with sonic behaviour and the creation of interactive acoustic environments that continually transform our perception of the listened world?
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