The Music of Sound - a 1 day symposium and hack on sonification

University of Oxford e-Research Centre and Centre for Digital Scholarship
April 21, 2017 (All day)

Oxford e-Research Centre
7 Keble Road
Oxford OX1 3QG

  • Workshop
  • Registration required

The University of Oxford e-Research Centre and Centre for Digital Scholarship are delighted to announce a 1 day symposium and hack on sonification.

Sounds surround us everywhere, and in our urban and industrial environments we are permanently immersed in music and noise—alarms, vending machines and phones have familiarized us with mechanical sound as signal. Sonifications, or audiograms, are attracting attention as a method of re-presenting data, yet this area of study continues to be less studied than, for example, visual analytics.

The celebrations of Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday demonstrated a larger interest in the intersection of machinery, music, and culture, and pushed existing disciplinary boundaries. The symposium and hack day will build on this and we look forward to developing ideas and approaches together.

We invite proposals for papers (including audio-papers) and posters on sound, its production, reception, public engagement, technologies, sonic re-presentation, and exploration of the sonic world from all fields of research and learning. The deadline for submissions is Monday 20th March 2017.

There is a small cost:
£ 20 for non-students
£ 10 for students

Register for the event (before 10th April).

There is no requirement for technological, musical, or coding experience. Our hack day will experiment with ways of re-presenting data with sound or music and exploring the sonic world. We encourage you to bring data and existing projects to share, and to start on fresh ideas. The day will encourage networking and developing ideas and projects, ending with a showcase of what we’ve produced and future directions we might take. We hope many of us will find new collaborators and be inspired to pursue new projects.