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Marko Tandefelt (thesis advisor)
Melanie Crean (thesis advisor)
Katherine Louise Boehm (designer)
Udit Mahajan (designer)


May 12 2016


Emanations is a series of spatialized sound experiments using physical gestures and movement, turning human body into an interface for audio perspective control. These experiments serve as interactive playgrounds, creating introspective, emergent and performative experiences within the potential/limits of human body without any wearable sensors, as well as an investigation in embodied music cognition; generating connections between the individual, their body, movement and gestures through sound, allowing for a new analysis and understanding in the roles of performer and audience. The sonic representations of human gestures and movement develop as processes of technogenesis on a continuum of awareness of body as interface; from performative to personal. Deriving its roots from the philosophy of nothingness to guide the methodology of invisible interaction and lack of instruction, these poetic experiences reveal themselves to their users in layers offering the right mix of abstraction in narrative and freedom in interaction to create an unguided, improvised and unique experience.




Katherine Louise Boehm; Udit Mahajan. Emanations. May 12 2016. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2016. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Oct 2019.

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