Everyday Experiments

Everyday Experiments

How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

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Spatial Instruments

Spatial Audio
AR
Object Detection

What if your home could be played like a musical instrument?

Built by — FIELD

FIELD is a creative studio in London and Berlin. As artists, designers and consultants, we explore the aesthetics of the near future, and how technology is changing the way we live our lives – working with code and data, moving image and interaction, sculptural and spatial experiences.

Spatial Instruments is a technical prototype which invites you to create sounds using the layout or design of your room, in order to allow you to experience your home with different senses. Through the use of LiDAR technology which can scan and build a model of your living room, it is an interactive instrument that is able to translate the shape, depth, colour and position of all objects within it into a unique soundscape.

'Spatial Instruments allows you to experience your surroundings, challenge your perception of depth, and understand your space through new senses.'

As you move the camera around your space, sound is triggered by the smaller shapes and objects on your shelves and tables, as well as larger pieces of furniture. The music changes when you rearrange things – encouraging you to change your familiar bits around and view your home a little differently, perhaps inspiring completely new, previously unconsidered arrangements.

'The goal was to experiment with how using other senses – sound instead of sight to reflect on our spatial design choices – could affect our emotions, and inspire new forms of creativity.'

—FIELD

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A digital three dimensional (3D) representation of space and depth allows you to read and understand your surroundings, leveraging more accurate information. Previously, this kind of information required a custom setup, but having LiDAR in a handheld device and being able to use the retrieved data in real-time opens up new possibilities for you to explore.

The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies allows the user to use computer vision to recognise and catalogue individual items in the room. Using this information, we can design experiences that better reflect our surroundings.

By allowing you to experience your surroundings in new ways, Spatial Instruments challenges your perception of depth, and asks you to try to experience your space through new senses. It’s a sensorial translation from sight to sound which opens up a new perspective. It’s an experiment to break up how we traditionally validate harmony and balance in interior design.

'Our hope is that these experiments invite the viewer to consider their space differently, whether it’s making better use of space, or redecorating based on senses other than sight. In short, a new way of seeing.'

—FIELD

Everyday Experiments is a project by SPACE10 & IKEA.

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How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

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