the sound OFF on your TV. flick from channel to channel.
Welcome to the Internet!
wrong here? Well, audio media needs bandwidth, and bandwidth
is still at a premium. But, watching the Sound of Music with
no sound can't work either. [See
Media Round-up the "Six Senses" of media]. There
are answers. Compressed audio (MP3) and MIDI, which uses very,
very small files. The problem with MIDI is it requires a sound
synthesizer but now software synthesizers are readily
available, and some of them actually sound pretty good (as
opposed to bleeps and blips). So the world wide web is more
or less ready for sound, but is it willing and able? Graphic
Sound and Vision approaches sound with restrained enthusiasm.
Scratch'n'Listen approach is to provide sonic feedback to
the viewer's interactions. Take
the Graphic Sound and Vision Scratch'n'Listen Tour and you
can answer YES to the question "Are You Experienced?" *