Kakaphonizer - The Sonic
Browser, invented in 1996 by Mikael Fernström and then
further developed by a number of students. The current software version
was written by Eoin Brazil. This software enables you to listen to many (perhaps
hundreds!) of sound files at the same time. It facilitates the unique
ability of human hearing to pick out elements of a complex auditory scene,
as part of a novel human-computer interaction design. For further info
see for example:
E., & Fernström, M. (2003, July 6-9 2003). Where's
that sound? Exploring arbitrary user classifications of sounds for
audio collection management. Paper presented at the International Conference
on Auditory Display, Boston, MA.
E., Fernström, M., Tzanetakis,
G., & Cook, P. (2002).
Enhancing Sonic Browsing Using Audio Information Retrieval. Paper presented
at the International Conference on Auditory Display, Kyoto, Japan.
J. M., & Bannon, L. J. (1997). Explorations in
Sonic Browsing. Paper presented at the BCS HCI '97, Bristol, UK.
J. M., & McNamara, C. (1998, 1-4/11/1998). After
Direct Manipulation - Direct Sonification. Paper presented at the ICAD
'98, Glasgow, Scotland.