Archive for June 14th, 2012

DIS 2012

I am currently in Newcastle attending the DIS 2012 conference. There are a number of interesting presentations discussing interactive design systems.  My favourite presentation so far is the Sonic Cradle which discussed a system where participants control audio through breathing whilst suspended in a hammock A very interesting concept, however I found the audio generated quite disturbing and as such reminded me of an anachoic chamber where one can hear bodily functions and ones breathing. Not sure that I would personally find it relaxing as a form of meditation, but that is probably because my experience in analysing audio frequencies from a production and technical aspect etc would possibly distract from the intended experience.  The system uses collated samples of meditative audio uploaded in Max/MSP and triggered  by a sensor band around the chest area of the body.