Registration is now open for a Research Meet ‘Sound Technology; a human perspective on the benefits and risks of sound in everyday life’, that is being organised by the TU/e Center for Humans & Technology and 4TU.
Sound, artificial or natural, is around us all day, every day. We cannot close our ears. The effect of sound on humans can take many forms. And most of the time we are not consciously aware of these effects.
The physiological, psychological and behavioral effects of sounds on people can be positive, such as the calming effects of music in stressful situations. Effects can also be negative for instance when bad acoustic conditions hamper communicative and creative processes such as might be the case in open-plan offices. Everyday sounds can be perceived as pleasant and informative, but just as easily sounds are experienced as annoying and unwanted.
Too often, the sounds that make up the soundscapes of our daily life are out-of-control and left to chance! The science of sound and advanced sound technology can change this situation, not only by reducing unwanted and harmful noises, but by opening up new opportunities for the design of future healthy soundscapes. These soundscapes can inform, surprise, amaze, soothe, persuade, challenge or excite. And can be sounds of unheard beauty!
Join our Research Meet on 16 June 2017. You do not need ear protection, just a professional interest in the latest research insights in sound technology.
And of course this is an excellent opportunity to meet people in this growing research field.