The Sensory Sound Pit #ESOF16

In 2016, artist Di Mainstone was the European City of Science artist and residence and the University of Salford worked with her in the realisation of a remarkable new piece of work using augmented reality and..a sandpit! The result was this incredible piece of work, shown during our Science Jam within the Manchester Science Festival.

The work explored ideas within neuroscience and synaesthesia and Salford's Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan (ELS) and Rob Aspin (CSE) worked with Di, media artist Paul Miller, game designers Shi and Kriss Blank, and musicians The Architects of Rosslyn. Along with the ECOS team, Professor Andy Miah, and the Media City Creative Technical Team, this art/science installation transformed a sand pit into an audio visual experience.