I am often asked how I identify shapes with the vOICe. Here is the answer to that question.
1. Here the soundscape of a given shape.
2. Decode the soundscape using the defined sound schema of the vOICe.
3. Consider the context in which I’m listening to a soundscape.
4. If required, move my camera closer or further away from the object to get a sense of perspective.
5. Come up with an answer.
6. If required, verify the answer.
Let me illustrate this with an example.
1. I hear a soundscape. The soundscape consists of several ascending tomes.
2. Since I know the sound schema that the vOICe uses, I know that ascending tomes represent height. So, I’m looking at a series of vertical lines.
3. I now apply context. That is I consider where I’m standing. In this case, I’m standing in a balcony.
4. I now move around a little in the balcony and change the camera position. The sound does change but the vertical lines are still there.
5. At this point, I conclude that I’m probably looking at a railing that has vertical supports that move towards the floor.
6. I now with a reasonable degree of confidence walk up to the object and touch it. As luck would have it, this did indeed turn out to be a balcony railing. The railing had rods that ran from the bottom of the railing to the floor of the balcony.