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Kyle Audick (M, 33)
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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    Audio Navigation: Phase 5
    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
    Our world is a visually centered place, most of our navigation, decision making and interaction is based off of visual cues. In out project we wanted to shift focus onto another eaqually usefull but often overlooked sense, the sense of hearing. To strip away any ability to use the other senses we created a video game with no visuals that players have to use sound to navigate a virtual space. Think of ita as being blind for 20 minutes or so. Players will be at first frustrated that they can not discern where they are going but will soon learn that it is easier to to navigate with only hearing than they first thought.
    Since creating this project we realized that blind children are completely excluded from the video game craze that is sweeping the world, and hope that perhaps we could further develop this project into a full fledge game for blind kids.

    Below is a 3:00 minute sample of the audio from our game, that takes you through the introduction and sets the player off to wander the world by themselves to search for windchimes to bring back to the monastary. For the full Effect of the 3D sound we recomend wearing good quality headphones.


    To play the game you need to own a copy of HL2 or anyother Source Engine Game and the Download for the mod is available here.

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