Thinking about sound and space: Recording people's emotional responses to spaces

Dorothea Kalogianni, Richard Coyne

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Abstract / Description of output

In this paper we explore what EEG techniques teach us about people's responses to environments. We explain two complementary projects: a sound art installation in which a performer was rigged up with an EEG device and required to sit for 30 minutes in a chair. Around him were positioned custom-made instruments for generating electro-mechanical sounds. A screen behind the performer showed a dynamic geometrical image that altered according to his mood state and as picked up by EEG (engagement, meditation, frustration and excitement), while a sound technologist operated the instruments. We used the same sound sources for an experiment in which we tested people's responses to sounds. We discuss the spatial implications of this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication In Fusion, Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • EEG, brain, sound, space


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