Spatialized audio for mixed reality theater: the Egyptian oracle

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Title: Spatialized audio for mixed reality theater: the Egyptian oracle
Author: Nambiar, Ajayan ; Jacobson, Jeffrey
Abstract: In the Egyptian Oracle, we project a simulation of an ancient temple onto a large projection screen. (See We create the illusion of a contiguous space by matching the scale of virtual and physical objects. In the live performance, actors in front of the screen interact with human-operated avatar actors in the virtual space. As with any dramatic production, music, sound, and dialogue are a large part of the experience. Our goal is to create a unified aural space that extends from the physical through the virtual to encompass the entire performance. We use commodity electronics to produce an elegant affordable solution, which produces an impressive dramatic effect. We also confront fundamental issues in performances of this type, pointing the way to more advanced auditory solutions for interactive mixed reality spaces. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and everything is free to the public as open source.
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,
Type: Proceedings
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. 206-209.
Date: 2012-06
Contributor: Public VR
Relation: ICAD2012. Posters and demonstrations
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Auditory display
Mixed reality theater
Egyptian Oracle performance
Sound inputs
Sound spatialization
Sound mixers

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