The Spacepod is a chamber that projects auditory architecture around a listener. Using an omnidirectional array of speakers, it produces a sensation of auditory surfaces using ambisonic localization, psychoacoustic cues, and parametric mapping. Effectively, one finds oneself navigating by ear a world in which every surface is covered in sound-emitting pores. The Spacepod functions as a sort of spacecraft that sends the listener flying through auditory spaces that would be impossible or prohibitive to construct physically, without any of the constraints of bodily mass.
The Spacepod was developed by staff technologist Jackson Moore in conjunction with the Eyebeam Sound Research Group. It will be on display in the Eyebeam Main Space from January 12th - February 4th.