Julianne Rahimi - Holographic Audio Visualizations

Holographic Audio Visualizations: Holographic Audio Visualizations explores the world of audio visualizations. It strives to rethink the various ways in which audio can be visualized while also taking into consideration the human side of how we interact with sound. Instead of translating audio inputs into binary data, Holographic Audio Visualizations uses the human body as a means for sensor data. Holographic Audio Visualizations was conceived through observing how we, as human beings, move and interact with sound. People tend to move their arms and hands to the rhythm of the music. Depending on the severity of the beat, some may thrust their arms in the air or lightly tap their hand to the music. Through a combination of code and physical computing, Holographic Audio Visualizations uses holograms to visually represent sound in real time and sensor data from the bracelet worn by users to record this human interaction. It is a fun and engaging way for participants to see the sounds they are hearing.

Julianne Rahimi is a visual artist, photographer, and programmer with interests in fashion and visual storytelling. She started her art career at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she pursued a Bachelor Degree in Art and Art History. During this time, her work was exhibited at five exhibitions on campus. Upon graduation, she attended Goldsmiths, University of London for her MFA in Computational Arts. She is interested in understanding where the real world and the digital world meet, and how that junction affects human life as a whole. Her practice focuses on user interactions and storytelling through various visual forms. Recently, her practice has focused more on user interactions and she has begun exploring ways to visualize audio without using audio inputs. This exploration has led her to create wearable technology, visual synthesizers, and program visualizations that respond to her wearables.