Posted on: March 24, 2023
Building on the previous sonic map project, binaural audio augmented photographs replace a cartographic map with photographic content. Spatialised sound sources are placed on coordinates within the photographic space and become sound sources within a binaural rendered soundscape. Users can navigate this sound space with their computer mouse, track pad or finger (depending on their viewing/listening device) which takes on the role of the listener’s position within the soundscape. In this instance, these audio augmented photographs are deployed through a web browser using the Web Audio API to render the binaural audio using a generic HRTF profile.
The following project was produced in collaboration with artist Rachel Carter and used an image of a sculpture by the artist spatially augmented with audio supplied by the artist that relates to the depicted work, providing context, insight and an additional layer of information around the work.