About Halsey Burgund
After getting a degree in Geophysics, designing and building furniture and working in the high tech industry, Halsey Burgund is now a sound artist and technologist. He works primarily with spoken voices in combination with traditional and electronic instruments in both audio installations and musical performances. For the past decade, his work has focused on contributory location-based audio installations for which he developed Roundware, an open-source audio augmented reality platform for collecting, organizing and re-presenting audio via smartphones and the web.
Halsey is currently a fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab where he researches new forms of audio documentary.
Entries by Halsey Burgund
Looks like Huawei is getting into the AR glasses game along with Bose, though they appear to be significantly behind at this point. Also, it is very hard to tell what their intentions are beyond glasses that act like headphones that have some form of interaction capability with tapping/touching. I don’t even know if these have an IMU built-in (though the ability to tap them to interact does suggest that they do) so they may not really be on par with the Bose Frames, but more will likely come out soon.
Sound often plays second-fiddle in discussions about emerging media forms. But what happens when makers build experiences around it? In this dialogue, three fellows at MIT’s Open Doc Lab share insights about their current projects, how they build relationships between audio and the world that listeners are passing through, and the role of participation in their work.
From Here To Where is an audio installation designed to be experienced by people as they travel between Denver and the high plains of the Rockies, where Re/Call, the commissioning entity for this piece, was staging a weekend-long event. I was interested in the transition from the city to the country and, since most participants traveled more or less on the same path, I thought that was an opportunity.
I have been thinking for a while that Visual Positioning Systems (VPS) combined with big data and AI may be ultimately be very helpful for AR given how important accurate, precise and consistent location is for many AR experiences.