SOL (Sonic Ontological Language) emerged out of a working collaboration with policymakers, architects, and urban planners. Deployed as a sonic sensing apparatus at a city scale, the system decodes and categorizes the frequency spectrum to better understand how different agents interrelate acoustically in the urban environment. The semantic database seeks to inspire new design practices in which humans are one of the many users of urban infrastructures. By intro.
Discipline: Wearable design
Role: Software architecture, interaction design
Team: 10+ designers, engineers, prototyping
How it works
Blockchains and P2P networks paradoxically suffer from openness: the code and transactions performed by users are public, but very little is known about the complex order put in motion by the interaction between protocols and actors in a network. While we have seen active research in areas that are core to better user experience in Web3 (self-sovereign identity, data ownership, etc),