RCA SHOW 2012

Mark McKeague

Design Interactions


City Symphonies

Adaptive sound system


Im interested in the future sound of cities. It has long been dominated by mechanical noise yet currently coming to the market are electric cars that mimic the noise of combustion engines. Why should the sound of our streets be based on this old premise?

I am exploring an alternative approach by designing sound systems within each car that react to driving style, relationship to other road users, urban design and locality. Combined, these create an urban soundscape that is unique to the place and time. The roadside becomes a new context for sound the city is the score.



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CV

Degrees

BSc (Hons), Music Technology (First class), Queen's University Belfast, 2009

Experience

Interaction designer, Bang & Olufsen, Denmark, 2009–10; User interface design internship, Granicus, San Francisco, USA, 2008

Awards

Technology Strategy Board Award for Independent Living (in collaboration with Lingjing Yin), Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, 2011