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CHCI Playdate – Exploring the Limits of Immersive Data Experience Using Spatial Sound
September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-5
Spatial Audio Data Immersive Experience (SADIE) is a research project funded by the National Science Foundation that studies the limits of human spatial aural perception. SADIE's unique approach is centered around the location-aware immersion that encourages users to move around the Cube populated with 140+ loudspeakers. To test the limits of human spatial hearing the project focuses on the immersive rendering of the geospatial data using immersive spatial sound and relies on the custom motion capture-based glove interface to enable and capture user interaction with the immersive sound. As a result, SADIE leverages the intuitive way we interact with the real-world and tries to extract critical lessons from this newfound approach, so that we can inform the creation of the same immersion and accuracy in a broad array of scenarios, from the way we interact with the world to uncovering patterns by listening to the data. So far, SADIE has yielded several tools whose applicability goes beyond the project itself and which are currently being applied in other creative contexts, including science, engineering, arts, and design.
Speaker: Ico Bukvic and Greg Earle