SoundCage

Faculty: 
Jason Freeman
Students: 
Ryan Rose, Avneesh Sarwate

SoundCage is an installation that allows people to solve an aural puzzle using their entire body. Audience members enter a phone booth-sized enclosure and find themselves surrounded by a network of strings. As they move around and touch the strings, their body position will warp the sounds playing all around them. Different movements will result in different sounds, and the audience is encouraged to reveal the hidden message in the soundscape.

Lab: 
Director: 
Brian Magerko
Faculty: 
Jason Freeman, Astrid Bin
Students: 
Mikhail Jacob, Anna Weisling, Duri Long, Takeria Blunt

The Expressive Machinery Lab (formerly ADAM Lab) explores the intersection between cognition, creativity, and computation through the study of creative human endeavors and by building digital media artifacts that represent our findings. Applications of our findings range from AI-based digital performance to interactive narrative experiences to educational media design and development.