Biometric Sound Engine

Kirschner, Morawe, Reiff

Biometric Sound Engine ,
Co-workers & Funding
  • Biometric Sound Engine, 2001
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Biometric identificationsystems like Irisscanning use mathematical methods to identify personal characteristics. The BiometricSoundEngine works the same way. Personal data like the color information of the human iris is not used for surveillance or identification purposes but for emphasizing on the beauty and inimitability of the individual.

The BSE is a piece of software that generates soundscapes out of the colors and structures of an iris' picture. It is played like a turning vinyl record. The underlying algorithm generates parameters out of the global and local pixel information and shovels them to a synthesizer to form sound structures as complex as the individual.

  • aesthetics
    • acoustic
  • genres
    • bioart
    • sound art
      • sound installations
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • anatomy
      • bodies (animal components)
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