Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W


The overarching idea behind this project is the creation of nodes of intelligent computer-driven speaker cabinets that can use sensors and algorithms to provide an interactive and varying aural atmosphere. These devices would have the capability of passing messages to other nodes, both within their own environment and around the world. Sensory data and processing would enable the creation of a subtle audio environment tailored to the mood of the location, the number of people in a room, or any other arbitrary data fed into the system. This enterprise is of a rather large nature however, so the specific focus was on the creation of the software framework necessary for the more abstract concepts to be implemented.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts