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June 05, 2006

Evolving Sonic Environment


Room to Develop "Perception" of its Occupancy

Evolving Sonic Environment -- Usman Haque with Robert Davis, Psychology Department, Goldsmiths College, London -- consists of two embodiments: a society of sonic devices distributed in a room and a mechanism for recording and reviewing the history of the population. It is hoped that the collective behaviours of the devices will be affected by the way that the room is occupied (by people or other mobile objects) and, as such, the room will develop a "perception" of its occupancy. One might say that the society of devices together function as a "people sensor", though there are no "people sensing" functions built into the individual devices.

Drawing on the work of Gordon Pask, Donald Hebb and Andrew Adamatzky, the project is an architectural experiment to investigate how one might construct an interactive environment that builds up an internal representation of its occupants through a network of autonomous but communicative sensors. [Read more >>]

Posted by jo at June 5, 2006 05:03 PM