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Sounding Human with Data: The Role of Embodied Conceptual Metaphors and Aesthetics in Representing and Exploring Data Sets

Roddy, Stephen and Bridges, Brian (2016) Sounding Human with Data: The Role of Embodied Conceptual Metaphors and Aesthetics in Representing and Exploring Data Sets. In: MusTWork16 – Music Technology Workshop 2016: Establishing a Partnership Between Music Technology, Business Analytics and Industry in Ireland, University College Dublin. University College Dublin. Vol 1 85 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Auditory display is the use of sound to present information to a listener. Sonification is a particular type of auditory display technique in which data is mapped to non-speech sound to communicate information about its source to a listener. Sonification generally aims to leverage the temporal and frequency resolution of the human ear and is a useful technique for representing data that cannot be represented by visual means alone. Taking this perspective as our point of departure, we believe that sonification may benefit from being informed by aesthetic explorations and academic developments within the wider fields of music technology, electronic music and sonic arts. In this paper, we will seek to explore areas of common ground between sonification and electronic music/sonic arts using unifying frameworks derived from musical aesthetics and embodied cognitive science (Kendall, 2014; Lakoff & Johnson, 1999).

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:sonificiation, embodied cognition, aesthetics, auditory display, music, composition
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:36062
Deposited By: Dr Brian Bridges
Deposited On:25 Oct 2016 07:43
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:26

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