The Null Device
Seeing with sound
A new system allows the blind to see with sound
. The vOICe system consists of a headset with a camera and headphones, which translates images into "highly complex soundscapes", which are then played over the headphones. I wonder what it sounds like, and how long until the sound-art scene latches onto this and shops like Synæsthesia start stocking CDs of 18-minute glacial noise sculptures which actually resolve to images when heard by an appropriately trained listener.
(Actually, I wonder how long until some troublemaker releases a double CD of
a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster converted into vOICe soundscapes, just in
the interest of testing the boundaries of art and copyright violation?)
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