Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Neurodesign
 

Environmental Instruments

Environmental Instruments is a technology which encodes the soundscape of a place or environment in an artificial neural network. The encoded latent sound space can then be “played” like a musical instrument via a three dimensional movement interface.

Environmental Instruments stations can be set up in selected locations. Visitors can experience the soundscape of the environment in synchrony with their movement. In this way issues such as local biodiversity, multiculturalism, mounting sound pollution, and other relevant European concerns are brought into focus and made experiential.

Furthermore, Environmental Instruments allows the latent space between the sounds of the environment to be explored. Visitors get to viscerally experience both the elements in the environment and allusions to potential synergies or recombinations.

 

 

The project "Environmental Instruments" is pioneered by Leonardo Auri, recently joined by Dr. Marisol Jimenez and Nicolas D'Aleman Arango.

All three of them are lecturing at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, University of Potsdam, in the field of Neurodesign.