Noisolation: Steampunk-Looking Headphones for Sequenced Exposure to Noise

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Fri, Feb 10th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Based on the concept that "ears can't blink" and being forced to listen to noise in densely populated environments, Alex Braidwood's Noisolation Headphones allows people to have some degree of control over the noise that surrounds them all while looking like total dorks in the process. Sign me up.

The Noisolation Headphones are a critical investigation that transforms the relationship between a person and the noise in their environment. This electromechanical listening appendage is designed to exist directly between a listener and the noise that surrounds them. While worn, exposure to the noise is structured through a sequence designated by a composer which controls the behavior of the sound-prevention valves. The composer also determines what values are adjustable by the listener through the single knob built into the device. The headphones mechanically create a personal listening experience by composing noise from the listener's environment, rendering it differently familiar.

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