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Audio Satellites: Overhearing Everyday Life

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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.


Breinbjerg, Morten; Højlund, Marie Koldkjær; Riis, Morten; Fritsch, Jonas; Kirkegaard, Jonas R. (2016): Audio Satellites: Overhearing Everyday Life. COOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33464-6_18. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-33463-9. pp. 297-302. Interactive Experiences. Trento, Italy. 23-27 May 2016