2018 Workgroup Topic Proposals

SETI for Audio

Untold millions of Internet-connected devices are slacking off when they could be working together to solve Big Audio Problems. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program harnessed unused cycles on thousands of computers to hunt for aliens. What kinds of audio problems could we solve by networking millions of underused devices? What new sonic experiences could we create?

Now imagine extending the processing pool to mobile devices with microphones and location sensors. What are the opportunities for Massively Multiplayer Music? What incentives would inspire people to share access to their processors and I/O?

—David Battino

ET Key
Pull my finger

One thought on “SETI for Audio

  1. Really cool idea. My mind is racing with potential applications of this …. like “the audio genome project” … identify and label “every sound” … etc etc

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