A MEDIATED REALITY CONCEPT EXPLORING HUMAN SOUNDSCAPE INTERACTION
We are exposed to numerous sounds that affect our performance on daily activities such as concentrating on a work task, communicating with others or riding a bicycle. Our sense of hearing might fail to cope with the immense variety of surrounding sounds, the soundscape. In this study, we speculate and explore how users would experience a hypothetical artifact that mediates the soundscape with a user centered approach. In order to be able to give the essence of the mediated sound reality (MSR) concept to the participants, we developed a headphone based prototype that gives the users ability to mediate the surrounding sounds with functions such as: changing the soundscape volume level, applying equalizer effects, and adding reverb effects in real-time.
SELMAN YÜCETÜRK, ASIM E VREN YANTAÇ