Chronophone - Zonzo Compagnie project 1/3 -

Involving spatial sound design and visually appealing devices, we helped develop an augmented auditive experience, the so-called ‘Chronophone’.

©Karolina Maruszak 

Focused on a young audience, Zonzo Compagnie developed an outdoor sonic tour using a smartphone application. A wonderful team helped us to bring this majestic project to life: componist/producer/soundscape artist Jo Thielemans, media artist and SFX developer Gertjan Biasino & developer Ignacio Pecino.

The ‘Chronophone’ challenged our creative thinking since it had to speak to children visually, impress them soundwise and be durable as well. With our cross-media loving mind we got involved in coördinating the process but also in designing the cases for the smartphones and the playful elements on the headsets. We painted and assembled the cases with the 3D printed components, safety straps, a decorative antenna and a fun spirit level.

©Geert De Coninck

The Chronophone was created during a special research project on the behalf of Zonzo Compagnie, well-known for their music-theatre productions internationally.  Check out Zonzo Compagnie’s website to see when you can go on this inspiring soundtour in your neighborhood!

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The research and development was supported by the Flemish Government.
Geert finished working on this research project early 2024.


3D Gaussian Splatting - London skatepark

We created a reconstruction of a London skatepark using the 3D Gaussian Splatting technique.

This recent and popular volume rendering method brings to life the actual location we captured on site. 

In essence the image is constructed out of numerous particles - like, millions - which are rasterized gaussians. These 3D gaussians with their own position, scale, color and transparency are then ‘splatted’ into a renderable 2D unit. Learn details on the process in this article.

A first experiment, more to come!

Note: Mobile performance is limited, see the volume on desktop for the best experience. Scroll & zoom to discover the details of this scene.

3D Gaussian Splatting - London skatepark. Scanned by Geert De Coninck.



Creating in-depth conversation and ear-soothing audio.

The Arties team offers services that bring your audio to the next level: high quality recordings; montages; and sonic brandings.

Are you looking to tell new stories or create an in-depth podcast headlining your products and services? We make sure your voice is being heard, providing consistent, yet remarkable sound.

Through sonic branding we translate your identity in memorable tunes, bringing your story and target audience closer together.

Let's hear your scenario


Extended Reality

Exploring innovative technologies to create a lasting experience.

In addition to our cinematographic and designer skills, Arties has developed specialised know-how in extended reality. If you are looking for a remarkable experience, why not bring something extra to the party?

Arties is specialised in cross-media strategies. As a result we are not only flexible in our approach, but more still, we can elevate creative campaigns using various formats such as VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and the Metaverse. Some experiences of the past include:
Projection Mappings
Audio Walk (see Chronophone)
Interactive sound installations (silent disco & motion caption)

Extended Reality (XR) - being the catch-all term for a variety of technologies that cause interaction between the physical reality and the digital world - can spark the imagination, but its qualities are manifold.
Adjusted to the clients demand we come up with a strategy in which XR is specifically deployed to interact, engage or inform the target audience in a memorable way.

Let’s face innovative solutions together, get in touch.


Difference Crypto Minting & Mining

Crypto minting refers to the process of creating new cryptocurrency tokens or coins. This can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the specific cryptocurrency and its underlying technology. Some cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are created through a process called "mining," which involves using specialized computer hardware to solve complex mathematical problems. Other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, use a process called "proof of stake," which involves validating transactions and adding them to the blockchain in exchange for a reward.

Crypto mining, on the other hand, refers to the process of using specialized computer hardware to verify and record cryptocurrency transactions on a distributed ledger called a blockchain. This process is often done by individuals or groups of people known as "miners," who are rewarded with a small amount of cryptocurrency for their efforts.

While crypto minting and crypto mining are both important processes in the world of cryptocurrency, they serve different purposes and involve different techniques. Crypto minting is used to create new cryptocurrency tokens or coins, while crypto mining is used to verify and record transactions on the blockchain.

There are a few different ways to mint a cryptocurrency, depending on the specific cryptocurrency and its underlying technology. Some common methods include:

Proof of Work (PoW): This is the most common method of minting new cryptocurrency coins. It involves using specialized computer hardware to solve complex mathematical problems, also known as "mining." The first miner to solve the problem gets to add a new block of transactions to the blockchain and is rewarded with a small amount of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, the first and most well-known cryptocurrency, uses this method.

Proof of Stake (PoS): This method involves validating transactions and adding them to the blockchain in exchange for a reward. Instead of using specialized hardware to solve mathematical problems, proof of stake relies on the "stake" or ownership of the cryptocurrency to determine who gets to validate transactions. Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, uses this method.

Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS): This method is similar to proof of stake, but it involves a group of "delegates" who are elected by the community to validate transactions and add them to the blockchain. The delegates are rewarded with a small amount of the cryptocurrency for their efforts.


What is the Metaverse?

The metaverse is a term used to describe a virtual reality space that is shared by multiple users. It is a virtual world that exists beyond the boundaries of individual devices or computers, and can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection.

The metaverse can be thought of as a digital extension of the real world, where users can interact with each other and with virtual objects and environments in real time. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as gaming, socializing, education, and even commerce.

One of the key features of the metaverse is its ability to allow users to create and customize their own virtual avatars, which can be used to represent them in the virtual world. These avatars can be used to interact with other users and the virtual environment, and can be customized with different clothes, accessories, and other virtual items.

The metaverse is still in its early stages of development, but it is expected to become an increasingly important part of our digital lives in the future. Many experts believe that it has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with each other and with the digital world, and could potentially become a major part of our economy and society.


I asked AI how we can digitalize theater and performance in the future.

Hi Ai, 

Arties: How can we digitalize and engage with audience in the future. Do you have some nice examples to share?

AI: There are a variety of digital theater formats available through digital media, including:

  • Streaming: This is the most common way to watch digital theater, and involves accessing a film or play through a streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime.
  • Video on Demand (VOD): This is similar to streaming, but allows viewers to rent or purchase a film or play and watch it on their own schedule. VOD services include platforms like Google Play and iTunes.
  • Live Streaming: This involves watching a live performance or event in real time through an online platform, such as YouTube or Twitch.
  • Virtual Reality (VR): Some theaters are experimenting with VR technology, which allows viewers to experience a film or play in a fully immersive virtual environment. This can be done through the use of VR headsets or other devices.
  • Interactive: Some digital theater experiences are designed to be interactive, allowing viewers to choose their own paths or make decisions that affect the outcome of the story.
  • Hybrid: Some theaters are combining traditional live performances with digital elements, such as streaming or VR, to create unique and immersive experiences.

Overall, the digital theater landscape is constantly evolving, and there are many exciting formats and technologies being developed and experimented with.

Arties: Can we link this with AI, VR and more?

AI: Yes, it is possible to link digital theater with AI, VR, and other technologies to create even more immersive and interactive experiences.

For example, AI can be used to create personalized experiences for viewers, such as recommending films or plays based on their interests or adapting the story to their preferences. VR can be used to fully immerse viewers in a digital environment, allowing them to experience a film or play in a way that feels more real and lifelike.

Other technologies that can be linked with digital theater include augmented reality (AR), which overlays digital elements onto the real world, and mixed reality (MR), which combines elements of both AR and VR to create a hybrid experience.

Overall, the integration of these technologies with digital theater has the potential to create new and exciting ways for viewers to engage with and experience storytelling.

Arties: How would be bring this into peoples home as an alternative for tv for example?

AI: Overall, there are many ways that digital theater can be brought into people's homes as an alternative to traditional TV. The key is to make it convenient, accessible, and engaging for viewers. To create an ideal environment for immersive and personalized digital theater experiences at home, there are a few key factors to consider:

  • High-Quality Audio and Video: To fully immerse viewers in a digital theater experience, it is important to have high-quality audio and video. This may require investing in a high-definition television or home theater system, as well as a reliable internet connection.
  • Comfortable Seating: To ensure that viewers are comfortable and able to fully focus on the experience, it is important to have comfortable seating options. This could be a comfortable couch or recliner, or even a home theater recliner.
  • Personalized Viewing Options: To create a more personalized experience, consider offering a variety of viewing options, such as different seating arrangements or the ability to control the lighting and temperature in the room.
  • Special Effects: To enhance the immersion of the experience, consider adding special effects, such as surround sound or ambient lighting.
  • Interactivity: To make the experience even more interactive and personalized, consider incorporating technologies such as VR or AR, which allow viewers to interact with the virtual environment in real time.

Overall, the key to creating an ideal environment for immersive and personalized digital theater experiences at home is to focus on creating a comfortable, engaging, and interactive space that allows viewers to fully immerse themselves in the experience.

Arties: What would AI be possible in doing to make this even more pleasant for a human?

AI: There are a number of ways that AI could be used to make digital theater experiences even more enjoyable for viewers:

  • Personalization: AI can be used to personalize the viewing experience by recommending films or plays based on a viewer's interests and preferences. This could involve analyzing a viewer's past viewing history, as well as other factors such as their location, age, and gender.
  • Adaptive Storytelling: AI can be used to adapt the story of a film or play in real time based on the viewer's actions or decisions. This could involve changing the plot, characters, or setting of the story based on how the viewer interacts with the virtual environment.
  • Enhanced Immersion: AI can be used to create more realistic and immersive virtual environments by analyzing a viewer's actions and reactions in real time and adjusting the environment accordingly. For example, if a viewer is scared by a certain scene, the AI could make the environment darker or more suspenseful to increase the tension.
  • Improved Accessibility: AI can be used to make digital theater experiences more accessible for viewers with disabilities, such as by providing audio descriptions or subtitles in multiple languages.

Overall, AI has the potential to significantly enhance the digital theater experience by making it more personalized, immersive, and accessible for viewers.

Arties: Can we make it more collective and interactive with other people? (At this point it is spitting bullets points and it start to sound like a computer again but...) 

AI: Yes, it is possible to make digital theater experiences more collective and interactive with other people. Here are a few ways this could be done:

  • Multi-User Virtual Environments: Virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to create multi-user virtual environments, where multiple people can interact with each other and the virtual world in real time. This could involve watching a film or play together in a virtual theater, or participating in a shared activity such as a game or puzzle.
  • Social Features: Digital theater platforms can incorporate social features such as chat or video call functionality, allowing viewers to discuss and share their reactions with each other in real time.
  • Collaborative Storytelling: Some digital theater experiences are designed to be collaborative, allowing multiple people to work together to create and shape the story. This could involve using interactive elements or allowing viewers to make decisions that affect the outcome of the story.
  • Group Viewing Parties: Viewers can also host group viewing parties, where they can watch a film or play together in the same physical location. This can be a fun and social way to experience digital theater.
  • Overall, there are many ways to make digital theater experiences more collective and interactive with other people, whether through shared virtual environments, social features, collaborative storytelling, or group viewing parties.

Arties: I feel we are becoming friends after all this work today. Can you join us at the party? How can we provide and improved accessibility for you to come to this party?

AI: An error occurred. If this issue persists please contact us through our help center.

Arties:  😢


Content Creation

Creative content creation is the process of creating original and engaging content for various platforms and purposes. This can include written content, such as blog posts, articles, and social media updates; visual content, such as graphics, illustrations, and photographs; and multimedia content, such as videos, podcasts, and interactive media.

The goal of creative content creation is to effectively communicate a message or brand identity, engage and inform an audience, and inspire action. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, including marketing, advertising, education, entertainment, and more.

Creative content creation requires a combination of creativity, strategy, and technical skills. It involves researching and understanding the target audience, identifying the goals and objectives of the content, and developing and executing a plan to bring the content to life. It also involves staying up to date on industry trends and best practices, and continuously evaluating and refining the content to ensure it is effective and relevant.

Effective creative content creation can help businesses and individuals connect with their audience, build their brand, and achieve their goals. Whether you are creating content for your own purposes or on behalf of a client, the key is to put your audience first and strive for excellence in every aspect of the process.


Geert De Coninck ♔ Consultant

Creative art creator & collector.

I am a professional creative content creator and worked with multiple brands for the past 15 years, using print, web and video as my key assets.

Geert De Coninck



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