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SoundShirt, 2015–16

This is a SoundShirt. It was designed by Ryan Genz. It is dated 2015–16. Its medium is stretch microfiber fabric with laser-cut decoration and embedded with 16 mico-actuators.

SoundShirt translates the experience of listening to music for the deaf and hard of hearing into a physical and sensory experience that is felt on the skin. By embedding 16 sensors corresponding to each part of the orchestra—violin, cello, drums, etc.—into the fabric of a specially designed shirt, music is felt as an immersive experience of tactile sensations. SoundShirt is available at the Junge Symphoniker Hamburg, Germany.

It is credited Lent by CuteCircuit.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 66 × 50.8 × 2 cm (26 in. × 20 in. × 13/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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