Soundbiosis are wearable sonic parasites that appear to infect humans leaving visible traces almost like an electronic plague. Through their acoustic sensor network distributed like tentacles throughout the skin, these parasites live from the sonic activity within and on the human body. They primarily respond acoustically by generating a soundscape from the body activities that gradually develops into musical structures thanks to the embedded learning capabilities of the creatures. This eventually may lead to a symbiotic relationship with the human, who will then also provide the necessary electric energy to the parasite. Based on commonly available open source software and hardware, the Soundbiosis devices also guarantee their easy reproduction and distribution, and therefore the increased probability of infecting other humans. The Spanish sound artist Enrique Tomás developed the Soundbiosis concept in Collaboration with Austrian designer Ursula Guttmann, who signs responsible for the fashion design of this wearable sound piece.
Enrique Tomás (Spain/Austria)
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