- Aural Synapse is an investigative study of using Multisensory design
to facilitate the Deaf in the appreciation of music as well to look into
how it could enhance the musical experience of hearing individuals.
This project was undertaken as part of my BA(Hons) program at Lasalle
College of the Arts in Singapore.
It involves the combination of music visualizations (Sight) as well as a
haptic device (Touch) that allows users to feel the music through
the vibrations created from the sound waves.
- ---I received important feedback from the Deaf community thatthe previous visualizations were not effective because theywere unable to discern the different sounds while looking atthe visuals, and stated that breaking down the song into itscomposing elements could potentially be more effective.---
MUSIC VISUALIZATION EXPERIMENTSI first conducted mini experiments to test ifmy idea was feasible. I tried to picture howthe sounds would look like and thus be ableto accurately represent the different soundsthrough the use of simple graphical elements.
Songs used:Paradis - HemisphereGui Boratto - Flying PracticeXXYYXX - AloneNosaj thing - VoicesMusic visualizations created using Adobe Flash.
Promotional collaterals to increasethe awareness of the project.