In the second episode of Microsoft’s new film series “On the Whiteboard,” Editor Pamela Woon exposes an anechoic chamber of secrets.
The anechoic chamber in question is a heavily padded room at Microsoft Research where all sound is absorbed. It’s so quiet in the chamber that you can hear blood pumping through your veins. Researchers use the chamber to study the sounds of silence, including testing and analyzing Surface to make sure that click you hear when you snap the kickstand shut is pleasing and robust to the average ear.
Check out the second installment of “On the Whiteboard” above and then head on over to the Microsoft News Center to learn more in this feature story.
“One the Whiteboard” debuted on June 17 and featured a chat with two-time Oscar winner and lead sound designer at Skywalker Ranch Randy Thom about the (often underestimated) importance of sound in human-technology interactions.
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog