Innovation for Independence

Sound Canvas II

Publish date:
16/01/2015 - 2:37pm
Last updated:
16/01/2015 - 2:37pm
Talking Digital

We want to fund R&D for 'Sound Canvas II' a digital installation for public interaction particularly to engage disabled people to interact with contemporary art in gallery spaces. With a team of artists and technicians design, develop and produce technical specifications in a collaborative artistic team. The intention is to eventually build 4 robust portable, interactive sound , wind and scent units. We will program design workshops with scent , wind, software and sound specialists and myself a disabled artist to create a plan for developing stage 2 of Sound Canvas. This is about developing the use of scent as a memory trigger for a wide spectrum of people..

Insight & Impact

Zoe is a visually impaired person who has extensive experience of working with disabled people, in particular blind and partially sighted people. She focuses her work on the museum and gallery sector as she is an avid art gallery visitor and interested in ensuring blind and partially sighted people can access visual art heritage and archives. Zoe is interested in making sure that visual image scan be supported by scent and develop this in a much more robust way to work for blid users in many settings to aid way finding and other memory triggers when bein gin gallery paces.

Skills needed for this project

  • We need people to help us market this product and we need people who are skilled in scent and delivering this to an environment or space and understanding how to use the space to maximise the outcomes