For example, companies, scientific institutions, and users in the spatial sound arts are holding a great interest in the technicality of hard- and software for decades, but we can see great potential in exploring the phenomena that can or could be experienced.
By providing the location, the tools, and the minds, the spaes lab’s mission is to advance the auditory qualities of spatial media by bringing together the perspectives of science, technology, and the phenomena we experience in situ, including its complementary modes of perception such as vision, smell, or touch.
Sound is what we experience related to our sense of hearing, including not only the actual vibrations we can hear with our ears and our body, but also the silence, the imagined sounds, the expected sounds, the missing sounds, the wanted or unwanted sound.
All kinds of space are potentially relevant for experiencing the phenomenon of sound, such as the social, the architectural, the geographical, the euclidean, or the emotional space.
Our understanding of aesthetics is neither limited to the sensation of sound, sight, or touch, nor is it limited to art critique or beauty. Rather, we conceptualize aesthetics as the way we holistically experience phenomena, including the objects and subjects of everyday life, in relation to our expectations, and based on our individual interpretation of reality. It is in this sense that aesthetics is the lab’s point of reference.