The intelligent street: responsive sound environments for social interaction

Lörstad, Henrik, d'Inverno, Mark and Eacott, John (2004) The intelligent street: responsive sound environments for social interaction. In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (Vol 74). ACM, pp. 155-162. ISBN 1581138822

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The Intelligent Street is a music installation that is able to respond intelligently to the collective requests of users interacting together. The performance it creates is largely influenced by the collective set of text commands from users' mobile phones. In this way, users in shared environments, subjugated for so long to uncontrollable and often undesired 'Muzak', can now directly influence their sonic environment and collectively create the aural soundscape that they desire. We see our project as enabling inhabitants of any given space from passive consumers to active creators, and anticipate it has significant commercial, social and educational potential.In this paper we present a description of the installation, its software architecture and implementation, as well as a report on subsequent user-evaluation in providing a musical public playground and, moreover, our over-arching goals as musicians and software engineers.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 20 May 2008 09:45
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2009 13:47

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