Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Rupa Dhillon

MFA Class of 2009
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Thesis Project


Rupa Dhillon’s Listen is an immersive listening space in which sound is experienced by the body, ears, and eyes. The installation seeks to redefine the term “listening” by calling attention to the multisensory nature of sound by allowing it to be heard, felt, and seen.

At the core of the installation is a ten-channel speaker system consisting of six subwoofers placed inside a purpose-built bed, with four additional speakers surrounding the space. The bed allows visitors to feel the sounds through their bodies and a visualization of the soundscape is projected directly above it. The effect is that of a full body surround sound experience.


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