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Mark McKeague

MA work

I’m interested in the future sound of cities. It has long been dominated by mechanical noise yet currently coming to the market are electric cars that mimic the noise of combustion engines. Why should the sound of our streets be based on this old premise?


I am exploring an alternative approach by designing sound systems within each car that react to driving style, relationship to other road users, urban design and locality. Combined, these create an urban soundscape that is unique to the place and time. The roadside becomes a new context for sound – the city is the score.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2012

  • I’m interested in the future sound of cities. It has long been dominated by mechanical noise yet currently coming to the market are electric cars that mimic the noise of combustion engines. Why should the sound of our streets be based on this old premise?


    I am exploring an alternative approach by designing sound systems within each car that react to driving style, relationship to other road users, urban design and locality. Combined, these create an urban soundscape that is unique to the place and time. The roadside becomes a new context for sound – the city is the score.


  • Degrees

  • BSc (Hons), Music Technology (First class), Queen's University Belfast, 2009
  • Experience

  • Interaction designer, Bang & Olufsen, Denmark, 2009-10; User interface design intern, Granicus, San Francisco, 2008
  • Awards

  • Technology Strategy Board Award for Independent Living, (in collaboration with Lingjing Yin), Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, 2011