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The Evolution of Audio in Shared Immersive Experiences

Our latest white paper explores new frontiers in sound design.
Authored by
Hugh McDonald
Executive Producer

Designing deeply immersive experiences relies on stimulating multiple senses, especially in crowded and chaotic public spaces. The most powerful exhibits prompt visitors to momentarily forget the technical aspects of the interface and lose themselves in the content. But this presents intriguing challenges: How can exhibit designers use sound to create compelling immersive environments without generating overlapping sonic cacophonies? What emerging audio technologies are available to maximize both individual and social investigation?

Audio technologies and sound design for public spaces have undergone transformational evolution in recent decades. This year, Ideum invited digital sound artist Jason Reinier to our Corrales campus to lead the development of our new Immersive Dimensional Sound Laboratory. Our work with Jason is a milestone in our experimentation with state-of-the-art techniques for designing the next generation of truly immersive experiences.

Read more in our newest white paper.