Socially Signaling Focus

 

I was originally inspired by the WWII listening devices used to locate nearing enemy planes to create listening devices that amplify the surrounding environment and engage with it differently, possible being able to sympathize with persons who are extremely affected by sound. However, after making such listening “ears” I decided to pursue something of an opposite nature. Something that would be more of a social signal that would indicate to others that you are focussing and do not wish to be disturbed, a comfortable and lightweight cone of silence.

WWII listening device

WWII listening device

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WWII listening device

Cone of SIlence

Cone of SIlence

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Cone of Silence