Golan Levin
Zachary Lieberman


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The Hidden World of Noise and Voice

Ars Electronica Futurelab guest artist Golan Levin came up with a totally new approach to the visualization of sounds in a multi-user augmented reality system.

The Hidden World of Noise and Voice installation takes a playful approach to the new technologies of augmented reality. Visitors outfitted with data glasses get a glimpse into a mysterious parallel world in which words and sounds become visible. These utterances seem to flow out of the mouths of fellow participants and assume a wide variety of forms depending on the sounds’ volume, frequency and pitch. At the center of the installation is a table upon which virtual objects cast shadows that can also be seen by the surrounding audience of non-participants not equipped with data glasses. These special see-through data glasses were custom developed for the project by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

Here, for the first time, dynamic objects are generated as part of an augmented reality application. The sounds and their shadows are computed in real-time and depicted in a mixed reality environment.


Michael Breidenbrücker

Gerfried Stocker

Golan Levin
Artist in Residence

Zachary Lieberman
Artist in Residence

Dietmar Offenhuber
Keyresearcher / Interactive Spaces

Horst Hörtner
Senior Executive Developer

Christopher Lindinger
Keyresearcher / Virtual Environments

Robert Praxmarer

Robert Abt
Keyresearcher / Software Development

Peter Freudling
3D Modeller, Exhibiton Design

Wolfgang Ziegler
Software Development

Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth

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