TADRA is a sonically guided drawing experience created with Processing software, which explores the relationship between drawing, communication, shape 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.
Future questions to explore: How might someone with blindess communicate with someone with deafness using technology, color and sound? How can haptics be introduced into this concept? What kind of new communication could be developed when given to children to use over long periods of time?
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