Teaching a Computer to Transform Data Into Sound. Woohun Joo(second from right) wears motion capture gloves to ‘conduct’ music and sound in the “Cube” at Virginia Tech. L to R, Greg Earl, Disha Sardana, Woohun Joo, Ico Bukvic
Most of us learn by using our eyes. Whether it’s reading or poring over formulas, graphs and charts, it’s a mostly visual experience. Now, professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new way to add another dimension to teaching and learning by transforming data into sound.
Ivica Ico Bukvic teaches composition and multimedia. “With our eyes, we only see what’s ahead of us. With our ears, we hear what is all around us.”
Bukvic is using the Cube, an experimental space inside The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, with its one hundred twenty-nine, floor to ceiling speakers, to design a whole new way to convey complicated information by turning it in sound. Full story.