Using the Voice to Design Ceramics

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Abstract

Digital technology makes new possibilities in ceramic craft. This project is about how experiential knowledge that the craftsmen gains in a direct physical and tactile interaction with a responding material can be transformed and utilized in the use of digital technologies. The project presents SoundShaping, a system to create ceramics from the human voice. Based on a generic audio feature extraction system, and the principal component analysis to ensure that the pertinent information in the voice is used, a 3D shape is created using simple geometric rules. This shape is output to a 3D printer to make ceramic results. The system demonstrates the close connection between digital technology and craft practice.
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Digital technology makes new possibilities in ceramic craft. This project is about how experiential knowledge that the craftsmen gains in a direct physical and tactile interaction with a responding material can be transformed and utilized in the use of digital technologies. The project presents SoundShaping, a system to create ceramics from the human voice. Based on a generic audio feature extraction system, and the principal component analysis to ensure that the pertinent information in the voice is used, a 3D shape is created using simple geometric rules. This shape is output to a 3D printer to make ceramic results. The system demonstrates the close connection between digital technology and craft practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts and Technology Second International Conference, ArtsIT 2011, Esbjerg, Denmark, December 10-11, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAnthony Brooks
Number of pages8
Volume101
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2012
Edition2012
Pages152-159
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-33328-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-33329-3
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
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