Back to the Futures

04 August 2020

Here we take a moment to look back over past projects and remind ourselves of all the great work that young people have achieved at the Chailey Heritage Foundation Futures Life Skills Centre over the years.

Next up, Jono.

A Life Skills Centre regular since the centre originally opened, Jono has been experimenting with a suite of accessible Open Source online music making software titles made by engineers at Google. Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun experiments.

In the video we can see Jono exploring the spectrogram experiment in Chrome Music Lab. A spectrogram is a picture of sound. A spectrogram shows the frequencies that make up the sound, from low to high, and how they change over time, from left to right. With this experiment you can use the mic to see what your own voice sounds look like!

In the first clip Jono is using eye tracking technology, Eye Gaze, to draw sound waves on screen and in the second he’s using his voice to generate sound waves in the spectrogram.

ICT Activity Co-ordinator Paul Crawford comments; "The potential for using the spectrogram as a tool for encouraging speech is very exciting."

Jono eye gaze
jono voice
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