This exhibition is part of the SID Action. Sonic Interaction Design is the exploitation of sound as one of the principal channels conveying information, meaning, and aesthetic/emotional qualities in interactive contexts. The EU COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID) pro-actively contributes to the creation and consolidation of new design theories, tools, and practices in this innovative and interdisciplinary domain.


While being advanced through a few sparse projects, this field relies on the COST – SID Action to strengthen the links between scientists, artists, and designers in the European Research Area. The COST – SID platform stands on four legs:

  • perception, cognition, and emotion
  • design
  • interactive art
  • information display and exploration

These are each supported by the research and development of the requisite new interactive technologies. Due to the breadth of its application spectrum, the COST – SID Action has the potential of affecting everyday life through physical and virtual interactive objects, as today there is the possibility to design and actively control their acoustic response so that it conveys an intended aesthetic, informational, or emotional content.

More infromation about the activities of this action from 2007-2011 is at the action's offical site