Flying Cities: building a 3D world from vocal input

Bruno Herbelin, Sebastien Lasserre, Jan Ciger

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    Flying Cities is an artistic installation which generates imaginary cities from the speech of its visitors. Thanks to an original interactive process analyzing people's vocal input to create 3D graphics, a tangible correspondence between speech and visuals opens new possibilities of interaction. This cross-modal interaction not only supports our artistic messages, but also aims at providing anyone with a pleasant and stimulating feedback from her/his speech activity. As the feedback we have received when presenting Flying Cities was very positive, our objective is now to cross the bridge between art and a potential application. We believe that it could become a new medium for creativity, and a way to visually perceive a vocal performance in the context of the rehabilitation of people with reduced mobility or language impairments.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalDigital Creativity
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)62-72
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Speech processing
    • artificial reality
    • cross-modal interaction
    • rehabilitation
    • interactive art


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    Digital Creativity (Journal)

    Anthony Lewis Brooks (Editor)

    1 Jan 200931 Dec 2009

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorCommunication

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