This project is created in p5.js and you can view the desktop beta version right here now.
I’m still ironing out some glitches in the mobile version but you can see the latest mobile version here.
Other than a handful of birds of prey we have the best eyesight in the animal kingdom. It’s our sight which is largely what we have evolved around. Even if we’re not specifying prey on the savannah with sight and spear, we’re specifying a box of Coco Pops from a box of Weetabix in the supermarket (vital) — sight plays a big part in our life experience.
But what about sound? Does this take a back seat to sight, or is it just as important in sculpting our world? Or is it precisely the fact that our eyesight is our dominant strength that our sense of sound supplies a largely unconscious understanding of the world; acting intuitively and instantly; vital but unnoticed.
What if we illuminated sound, gave it texture or motion, colour or form? Would the priority change? Would we ‘see’ things differently? For the visually impaired, this is already a truth.
The purpose of this project is to take a deep look at the role sound plays in ordinary working lives by showcasing it with focus.
The current code is available here in this GitHub Repo for any suggestions.
Here’s the journey thus far…