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Shapes and symbols define language. TADRA is a sonically guided drawing experience created with Processing software, which explores the relationship between drawing, communication, and sound. As a participant draws, audio frequency changes occur along the X-axis and amplitude changes occur along the Y-axis.

Our documented research includes a test where individuals draw primitive geometric shapes (circle, square, and triangle). They are then asked to listen to the next participant draw the same shapes to see if they can detect them via sound.

Potential applications are new illustration experiences for the blind and new language development between youth via computer interactivity.

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