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Published on Apr 29, 2011
Acoustic Poetry is a conceptual object through which profoundly deaf individuals can explore soundscapes in everyday situations or special occasions. This is to enrich the connection with their environment, a rare intention in medical sound awareness devices. Acoustic poetry seeks to spark a conversation about how designing for deaf culture could be more exploratory and emotional.
When the individual feels curious about a particular situation, they can use the object to broadcast an audio sample of the environment to a human interpreter. After listening in, the interpreter crafts a profound, poetic description of the soundscape, which is then sent back and displayed on the object.