Iris - Eye Reactive Speaker

This speaker installation supposes that the listener is equally as important as the sound source and as such should be able to influence the sound in interesting and unexpected ways. In this project eye tracking is used. A grid of infrared beams track the listeners eyes over time. This information is then used to rotate a motor. The eye data gets translated into rotational data that is sent to a motor which controls the speaker box. The result is a speaker that reacts to where the listener looks. In this way, the sound is no longer static, it reacts in realtime to the listeners intention.