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December 16, 2004



The stuff around the stuff around you

"aura", by British artist Steve Symons, is a full sonic augmentation of real space.

Wearing headphones and carrying a backpack containing a PDA programmed to access his/her location and heading, the user navigates the augmented “aura” world that blurs the real space and artistic intervention. Sounds stay fixed, so the user is able to map or identify particular sounds with features in the real world.

Probably the best metaphor for an aura sound world is to imagine walking through an array of invisible audio speakers suspended in space. Each speaker represents a sound node and emits different audio depending on where you, the user, is situated in relation to it. (Posted by Régine Debatty)

Posted by Regine at December 16, 2004 11:24 AM