R e f l e c t is an interactive installation by Matthew DF Evans. The installation was exhibited throughout August at TouchBase Pears, a multi-purpose centre in Selly Oak, Birmingham. The installation was in collaboration with Sense UK, a charity for those living with complex disabilities and funded by Arts Council England.
A mirror traditionally provides only visual representation for the user. In the case of R e f l e c t, a camera housed in front of a mirror turns visual representation into an auditory one through the process of turning pixel data in sound.
A camera in front of the mirror captures a live video which is processed into audio synthesis. That synthesis can be then heard on headphones or through loudspeakers. The synthesis is then turned into haptic feedback, through the use of a SUBPAC, a tactile audio vest that amplifies the low frequencies of sound.