Aural-visualiser 1000: paying attention in new ways
The aural-visualiser 1000 is an RtD prototype that reorients a user towards understanding the world from an auditory perspective instead of a primarily visual one. By asking a user to listen to their surroundings and choose what sound might matter to them, it forces them to pay attention to the unseen and sometimes neglected parts of everyday life.
Developed as a means of experimenting with the capacity of physical interaction design to support being present in the world, it records audio from everyday life and creates mementos for later reflection and interpretation. The mementos, paper receipts with abstracted visualization of sound, offer a means of remembering experiences as they were to be there, instead of as they were recorded as an image or video.
Martin A Padalak, Tom Jenkins, Thea Emilie Gehrchen, Søren Smedegaard Hansen, Peter Langgard Pedersen
Martin A Padalak and Tom Jenkins. 2022. Being in the world with the aural-visualiser 1000. In Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference (NordiCHI ’22) (forthcoming)
Martin A Padalak, Thea Emilie Gehrchen, Søren Smedegaard Hansen, Peter Langgard Pedersen, and Tom Jenkins. 2022. aural-visualiser 1000: physical interaction design for materializing moments. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference (NordiCHI Adjunct ’22) (forthcoming)