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Exercise 2: Sonification 2019

We are very used to communicate through physical properties, screens, graphics and images - but sound is often forgotten. For this course we are going to turn that upside down. You are given a [ chose your own color ] cube. You can add what ever sensors and actuators to it but are not allowed to change its appearance (no visual affordances). The goal is that your cube can communicate its function only through sound. A person who has never heard of your project should be able to find out what it can do without any further explanation.

What to do

You can use any sound you can find on the internet. If you find sounds that are not in the public domain or free of licence you can use them for the screening in class but have to be really careful when putting it on the web. Self recorded sounds are much appreciated.