We have just entered an era where technology requires us to listen in different ways and, more than ever before, our ears reclaim innovation the hearing industry reclaims innovation.These are some examples in which technology innovates the way we listen.
1. Immersive shows in which we no longer watch in front of us, because the action is all around us.
2. Surround-sound experiences, sometimes realistic: you close your eyes and you are there; some other times, abstract: you close your eyes and a whole personal world of visualisation opens up.
3. Virtual reality demands technology and sound production to take experiences to uncharted territories.
4. Headphones: we use them more and more each day: so why isn’t there more audio content specially made to be enjoyed with headphones?
5. Devices that augment sound-related sensations, bringing the vibrations to the body , creating both an aural experience, and providing feedback so music performers can play more expressively.
6. Applications that are designed to get to know our ears, and protect them from environmental noise. Because we only have a pair of ears, and they should last us a lifetime.
7. These applications and many more are defining the future of listening, a future where technological development and creative and expressive applications go hand in hand.
Join expressive electronic instruments designer Roger Linn, technologist and artist Claire Tolan, music haptics researcher Stefano Papetti and journalist Peter Kirn, on a conversation about the future of listening.
This session is made in partnership with Amplifon.