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

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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.

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