SoundScapes: Non-Formal Learning Potentials From Interactive VEs

Educators Paper
Wednesday, 8 August
5 - 5:30 pm
Room 8

SoundScapes utilises various non-invasive sensor technologies to enable intuitive interaction with 3D natural gestures mapped to multisensory virtual environments. Today, this technique is not new, but in 1987 when the work began, it synthesized performance art with human performance therapy for the first time and created a new means of expression. Over the years, SoundScapes evolved to become a new platform for interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange, and product development. Digital artists are exploring the growing use of real-time interactive multimedia technologies in therapy. New training methods are evolving alongside advances in technologies. Eight patents have been awarded to SoundScapes applications.

This paper summarizes the platform and its evolution, including its application in Olympic cultural events in 1996 and 2000, at New York NewWave 1999, and in European Cultural Capital events in 1996 and 2000.


Anthony L Brooks
Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg
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Eva I Petersson
Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg