Aquarium fugue: interactive sonification for children and visually impaired audience in informal learning environments

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Title: Aquarium fugue: interactive sonification for children and visually impaired audience in informal learning environments
Author: Jeon, Myounghoon ; Winton, Riley J. ; Yim, Jung-Bin ; Bruce, Carrie M. ; Walker, Bruce N.
Abstract: In response to the need for more accessible Informal Learning Environments (ILEs), the Georgia Tech Accessible Aquarium Project has been studying sonification for the use in live exhibit interpretation in aquariums. The present work attempts to add more interactivity [1] to the project’s existing sonification work, which is expected to lead to more accessible learning opportunities for visitors, particularly people with vision impairments as well as children. In this interactive sonification phase, visitors can actively experience an exhibit by using tangible objects to mimic the movement of animals. Sonifications corresponding to the moving tangible objects can be paired with real-time interpretive sonifications produced by the existing Accessible Aquarium system to generate a cooperative fugue. Here, we describe the system configuration, pilot test results, and future works. Implications are discussed in terms of embodied interaction and interactive learning.
Description: Presented at the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) on June 18-21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Reprinted by permission of the International Community for Auditory Display, http://www.icad.org.
Type: Proceedings
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/44427
ISSN: 2168-5126
Citation: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display, Atlanta, GA, USA, 18-21 June 2012. Ed. Michael A. Nees, Bruce N. Walker, Jason Freeman. The International Community for Auditory Display, 2012. 246-247.
Date: 2012-06
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology
Relation: ICAD2012. Extended abstracts
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Auditory display
Informal learning environments
ILEs
Georgia Tech Accessible Aquarium Project
Visual impairment
Interactive sonifications
Musical motifs from animal movement patterns

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