Please pick a keywork or category to proceed.

Cooper Hewitt: Hear, See, Play: Designing with Sound

Cooper Hewitt

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Hear See Play Designing with Sound at Cooper Hewitt

The growing field of sound design gives an audible voice to products, brands, and interfaces. Through sound, our digital devices and products tell us when we have completed a task, received a message, or achieved a goal. Now imagine this world of products with no sound—no chimes, buzzes, or rings. How does the lack of sound diminish the usefulness of products? How does sound enhance and inform your experience? You’ll learn with Hear See Play Designing with Sound at Cooper Hewitt.

This hands-on exhibition invites you to become a sound designer for Trash Bot, a street-cleaning machine. A sound designer uses melody, ambient sound, and special effects to communicate. Each sound you create will communicate Trash Bot’s actions and express the machine’s personality and emotions. As you design sounds for Trash Bot, think about how each sound will guide users through their interactions with Trash Bot and—just as importantly—transform an anonymous machine into an appealing, human-like presence.  —Cooper Hewitt

Click here for ZEALnyc’s complete list of New York City art and museum exhibitions and shows.

Click here for the latest news in New York City art, museums and galleries.

Cover photo: Record Cover, Persuasive Percussion, 1959; Designed by Josef Albers (German, 1888–1976, active USA, 1933–1976); USA; offset lithograph on white wove paper, gate-fold cardboard, black vinyl 33 1/3 rpm record; Closed cover: 31.6 x 31.6 cm (12 7/16 x 12 7/16 in.) Open cover: 31.6 x 63.4 cm (12 7/16 x 24 15/16 in.); Gift of Mathew Weaver in honor of Lenora J. and Robert J. Weaver; 2009-44-1-a/d


Popular tags

59E59 Theaters 2015 Art Break at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts basketball broadway carnegie hall dan ouellette jazz notes jazz standard mark mclaren editor in chief new york city New York City Center new york philharmonic nyc off-broadway Senior Editor ZEALnyc theater Zankel Hall zealnyc