Listening to the Sounding Objects of the Past : The Case of the Car
This chapter will provide historical context for sonic interaction design by writing a history
of sounding objects with a particular focus on the 20th century, the West, and the history
of the car as a sounding object.
The chapter’s introduction will clarify why it is useful to have historical knowledge of the
everyday sounding objects of the past and the auditory cultures in which they functioned.
Such historical knowledge will help to enhance the designers’ awareness of the changing