(thesis advisor)Mark Stafford
May 21 2019
This paper is the final document of my thesis project during the past two semesters (Fall 201 to Spring 2019). hEAR is a site-specific sound installation consisting of multiple handmade speakers on canvas playing a computer-generated stereo soundscape. The work is suspended in a corner between two walls and lighted to create sharp drop shadows of its form. Viewers are able to look at the delicate vibrating wire while listening to the segmental soundscape. I am presenting this work of fragility to the public that represents “my fear” and “my courage to face it”. This paper explains how I landed on this form eventually. I thoroughly walked through every stage of my working process, starting from my impetus, research, domains, impact and then delving into the mechanics, technology, fabrication. By the end, I carefully evaluate the whole project and learnings during the past one year.
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