iPhone App makes any sound from your smartphone reactive to changes in balance or force, perfect for car speakers on curvy roads.
iPhone App makes any sound from your smartphone reactive to changes in balance or force, perfect for car speakers on curvy roads. Read more
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Augmented Sound is a smartphone application that will make your car's audio system act according to gravitational force. Make any sound coming from your phone shifting from speaker to speaker with any change in balance or force that your phone experiences while you brake, accelerate or turn your car. Using your phone's built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS, the sound from any song you play or phone conversation you have will shift from side to side, front to back (if you have 4 channel sound), and soft to loud depending on the curves of the road, your acceleration, and your stops. Although you may find many situations in which to use this app, we began with the car as an ideal site in which to use Augmented Sound.
Consider this not only as an app, but as a way of turning your car into a sound device or dancing dance floor. When you activate the application, it will take any sound coming from your iPhone and make it sensitive to gravitational force. This includes music, phone calls, memos, etc. Rather than linking to another app like iTunes, it intercepts your phone's sound output and directly augments the way that it then transfers sound to your speakers. This also will work in 2-channel sound output environments including headphones.
This fundraising campaign itself is an artwork that will participate in the Baltic Triennial at the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania. In addition the obtaining the iPhone app, you can acquire components of this artwork with your donation, and all proceeds go towards funding the Augmented Sound app.
Risks and challenges
Programming this app at its most basic level is simple: by linking your accelerometer, gps, and sound output, each can influence each other in a reliable way. However, making this app function smoothly, by calibrating the degrees to which we want the sound to shift according to force, will take time and finessing.
We are in the process of producing a prototype with talented programmers and designers, however we need your support to bring the development to the next and final stage. This includes programming, interface design, and more.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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