From Color to Sound: Assessing the Surrounding Environment

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Abstract

A prototype that converts color information ofan image into sound, mapping color attributes to soundparameters (pitch, timbre, volume, localization) isdescribed. The sonic print of an image is created as acomposition of sounds originating from its elementarycomponents, the pixels.By converting a stream of video frames into sound, thetool produces a complex and pulsating texture of sonicevents. The tool aims to aid the visually impaired to inferthe world of light and color, and also anyone who needs toobtain information from video without direct visual access.It can also be used for artistic and therapeutic purposes.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Digital Arts
Pages345-348
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventInternational Conference on Digital Arts -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Digital Arts
Period1/01/12 → …

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Cavaco, S. C. F. M., & Correia, N. M. R. (2012). From Color to Sound: Assessing the Surrounding Environment. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Arts (pp. 345-348)