Visuals Into Auditory Images Transformer

The Visuals Into Auditory Images Transformer is a media facade that transforms visuals into auditory images. Here the soundscape and the visual reference are directly superimposed on each other by using transparent speakers. Image content projected onto the back side of the Soxels wall, either by using video projectors, or natural light sources such as shadows of people walking by, generate the visuals that are on the very same place transformed into an acoustic collage assembled out of hundreds or thousands of individual sound sources. The speakers function as light waves into sound waves transformers. Thus each speaker becomes equally a visual and a sound pixel. This visual to sound transformation is performed by sophisticated sound processing technology that provides each speaker with an individual sound stream relating to the respective local picture content. DSP technology opens the spectrum from processing natural sounds, transforming them, or generating complex artificial sounds. The Soxel is born.

Soxels II is a large scaleable array of translucent speakers and a feed-in point for streaming pictures and video.


Picture from Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, Project by Krzysiek Jastrzebski.


Picture from Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, Project by Krzysiek Jakubczyk and Maciej Pietruszka.


Picture from Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, Project by Ewa Dajer and Ala Dopierala.


Picture from Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, Project by Krzysiek Jakubczyk and Maciej Pietruszka.


Picture from Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, Project by Bartek Puh.


Picture from Digital_ia Media Arts Festival, Project by Wojciech Morawski.


Conceptual sketch of a reactive Soxels facade in a display window. People passing by outside are generating sound inside.