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LISTEN IST-1999-20646

Augmenting everyday environments through interactive soundscapes

Project website: http://listen.gmd.de/

Project Abstract
LISTEN will provide users with intuitive access to personalised and situated audio information spaces while they naturally explore everyday environments. A new form of multi-sensory content is proposed to enhance the sensual, emotional and pedagogical impact of a broad spectrum of applications ranging from art shows to marketing or entertainment events. This is achieved by augmenting the physical environment through a dynamic soundscape, which users experience over motion-tracked wireless headphones. Immersive audio-augmented environments are created by combining high-definition spatial audio rendering technology with advanced user modelling methods.
Objectives
The main objectives are
  • (1) to develop a new multi-sensory form of content - the immersive audio-augmented environment,
  • (2) to create the knowledge and technology to produce and experience this new type of content, and
  • (3) to validate immersive audio-augmented environments in real-world applications.
Design guidelines for creating LISTEN environnents will be developed for pedagogical, commercial, and artistic applications. LISTEN is a content-oriented multi-disciplinary research project directly involving creators and designers.
Contact point
Name: Dr. Gerhard ECKEL
Organisation: GMD - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Address:
SCHLOSS BIRLINGHOVEN
D-53754 SANKT AUGUSTIN
GERMANY
e-mail: (email removed)
List of Participants
Participant Name Country
GMD - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH D
AKG ACOUSTICS GMBH A
BUNDESSTADT BONN D
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET DE COORDINATION ACOUSTIQUE MUSIQUE - IRCAM F
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN A
Start date:
01-Jan-2001
Duration:
36 months

Last updated: 20 | 02 | 2002


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