Shaping Sound; Exhibition design by Studio Joseph; Photo: Matt Flynn ? Smithsonian Institution

See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the tag shaping sound.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

-0001

2018

2022

  • You found it!

0400, Shaping Sound

People experience sound differently. By translating sound into physical vibrations and graphic images, designers invite us to perceive sound beyond hearing. The word "haptic" refers to the physiology of touch. Haptic technologies use motion and vibration to communicate via different qualities of touch. New products are exploiting the close relationship between sound and tactility.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Listen to an audio recording of this text here.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1159162157/ |title=0400, Shaping Sound |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 August 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>