For this concept, I was interested in how music or audio could be a multisensory experience, rather than just audio. An inspiration for this concept is how immersive a large audio setup experience where the bass can be so powerful that one can literally feel their chest vibrating. Essentially, an audio file or played instrument would be transferred into haptic feedback signals and light signals in an experience set up for the audience. The viewer would be wearing a haptic feedback suit of some kind, and would be between four posts with colored LED’s or four screens projecting light around them. On all peripherals, pitch would be represented by height, so low frequencies would vibrate near the feet or calves, and colored light would display lower down. As pitch increases, the height on the peripheral increases, so vibration would be felt higher up on the body. Color of the lights would also change; a low frequency would be represented by red, as it is the slowest wavelength of visible light, and higher would be represented by blue. The input for this concept would be either a midi file or an instrument, like a keyboard or a guitar.
fruitfuldark on Self Portrait