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Acoustic Poetry: Soundscapes For The Hearing Impaired

Acoustic Poetry: Soundscapes For The Hearing Impaired

Interaction designer Michail Vanis investigates an incredibly touching conceptual device which translates surrounding sounds into poetry.

Claudia Cukrov

Interaction designer Michail Vanis investigates an incredibly touching conceptual device which translates surrounding sounds into poetry.

Aiming to enrich the hearing impaired’s connection with their environment, the device captures sound samples from the immediate area and broadcasts the audio files to a human interpreter.  The interpreter then uses the clip to create a profound, poetic description of the soundscape, sending the text back to the device.

The University of Dundee student explains:

Acoustic Poetry is a conceptual object through which profoundly deaf individuals can explore soundscapes in everyday situations or special occasions. This is to enrich the connection with their environment, a rare intention in medical sound awareness devices. Acoustic poetry seeks to spark a conversation about how designing for deaf culture could be more exploratory and emotional.

Watch a promo clip below:



Acoustic Poetry

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