Throughout my project, I’d like to materialize concepts in mass media and its reception. I have wondered how people perceive things. Especially, I have focused on sharing various art forms with people with disabilities.
Disability might be politically incorrect. Actually, it is culturally incorrect. I believe that these people with physical challenges must be treated as people with different cultures.
In my previous projects, I had tried to “translate” various visual artworks into sound, so that visual art forms could be shared with visually impaired people. It was my attempt to share things I appreciated with people who hadn’t had many chances to experience.
In my recent project, “Techniques for Visualization of Sound for Non-hearing People (Visual Keyboard),” I’m focusing on how to “translate” audio in to visual format, so that music could be shared with hearing-impaired people. Especially, in this project, I’m working on developing software that can help hearing-impaired people learn piano, or keyboard, so that they can be engaged with musical instruments.