Kate Musselwhite, 8, visiting from Wrightsville Beach, shows off her best dance moves inside the band new 'soundSpace: Hear Motion' exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. "It's pretty cold," she said. "It's because there's lots of kids and you can see yourself on the screen." The soundSpace exhibit, which grew out of research from the Visualization Technology Group at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, just opened to the public on June 21 and uses nine Web cams to translate different movements in different parts of the room into a variety of sounds that range from conventional percussion instruments to North Carolina birds and bullfrogs, and even to household noises such as banging pots and cell phone rings.
Hear what it sounds like inside soundSpace.
June 28, 2008 Staff Photo by John Rottet
March 31, 2007 Staff Photo by Shawn Rocco
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