After hearing a college lesson on Pierre Schaeffer and his potentiometer d'espace, Raven Sanders, a student of the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU, decided that Schaeffer had the right idea when it came to audio mixing - a 3-D approach. She created a flat touch screen that works through frustrated total internal reflection. Sanders says the ease of use of this device over a mixing board allows for intuitively determining the audio source location and makes mixing surround sound fun again.
The transformative nature of designing and making things was the overarching, common theme at separate conferences held in Boston by two giants in the PLM space: Autodesk, with its Accelerate 2015, and Siemens’s Industry Analyst Conference 2015.
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