[nabs] The vOICe: seeing with sound.
olivianorman at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 20:57:39 GMT 2010
Awesome! My computer wouldn't let me open the link, but I'll give it another try. I wonder how something like this would work, and if/whether it would work with my mac's built in web cam?
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On Nov 20, 2010, at 12:46 PM, Leena Bandy wrote:
> This thing is awesome! I was originally going to be part of the study for it, but my job had gotten in the way. It's absolutely amazing what this stuff can do. It makes different sounds for different shapes and for how high or low it is in your field of "vision" meaning where it is to the camera. You can tell the difference between a tree and grass etc. without trouble when you learn it. It's kinda difficult to learn as he said, but it's a great product.
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>> Has anyone previously heard of the seeingwithsound.com website?
>> I remember bookmarking this website years ago for a time when I
>> would have the financial means to purchase a webcam to use with
>> it. So guess what'll be on my Christmas list this year? :D
>> The vOICe software can be installed on a laptop computer. Then
>> with the help of either a webcam or usb webcam glasses and stereo
>> headphones, one can take this software and walk around one's
>> home. As you walk, the program software translates the
>> information from the webcam view in to a rich soundscape. He
>> does say that the learning curve for this software becoming
>> useful for people is steep, but it still sounds like a lt of fun
>> to play around on.
>> So this kind of stuff isn't for anyone, but it's certainly
>> interesting in concept. And even if you're not particularly
>> interested in the software itself, this link does have some
>> interesting information about visual processing for those of us
>> who have no memory of having vision or who were born blind. I
>> thought I understood vision pretty well, but this actually gave
>> me some new info which I just hadn't thought of before.
>> Here's the link for anyone who's curious:
>> I suggest you arrow down to the html tutorial and read that as
>> that's where much of the introductory information about the
>> software and about visual processing is.
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