Sonic City: Prototyping a wearable experience

Mazé, Ramia and Jacobs, M. (2003) Sonic City: Prototyping a wearable experience. In: Seventh IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 21-23 Oct 2003, White Plains, NY, USA.

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Sonic City is a project exploring mobile interaction and wearable technology for everyday music creation. A wearable system has been developed that creates electronic music in real-time based on sensing bodily and environmental factors - thus, a personal soundscape is co-produced by physical movement, local activity, and urban ambiance simply by walking through the city. Applying multi-disciplinary methods, we have developed the wearable from a scenario-driven, aesthetic and lifestyle perspective. A garment has been crafted for 'trying on' interaction and wearabilty options with users on-site in the city. With this prototype, we have been able to expore and rapidly iterate context and content, social and human factors of the wearable application.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:3640
Deposited By:Ramia Maze
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009
Last Modified:14 Nov 2013 15:28

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