Audio Satellites – Overhearing Everyday Life

Morten Breinbjerg, Marie Koldkjær Højlund, Morten S. Riis, Jonas Fritsch, Jonas R. Kirkegaard

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The project “Audio Satellites – overhearing everyday life” consists of a number of mobile listening devices (audio satellites) from which sound is distributed in real time to a server and made available for listening and mixing through a web interface. The audio satellites can either be carried around or displaced arbitrarily in a given landscape. In the web interface, the different sound streams from the individual satellites can be mixed together to form a cooperative soundscape. The project thus allows people to tune into and explore the overheard soundscape of everyday life in a collaborative and creative process of active listening.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationCOOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 23-27 May 2016, Trento, Italy
Number of pages6
VolumePart II
Publication date23 May 2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-33463-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33464-6
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2016
EventCOOP 2016: Design of Cooperative Systems - Trento, Italy
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016
Conference number: 12


ConferenceCOOP 2016
OtherThe COOP conferences promote the idea that cooperative systems design requires a deep understanding of collective activities, involving both artefacts and social practices, within a context. COOP embraces a wide set of research questions on the design, development, and evaluation of socially-situated technologies.
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