Tag Archives: sonification

The Unheard City

Some time ago, I mentioned a project that was starting called the Unheard City to explore sonification of Internet of Things devices and the phone. Well, it is alive, or coming to be. The Unheard City website is coming into being with the sounds here and is the subject of a talk this Sunday at […]

An introduction to Sounding out the System

In this blog post, I present a paper for the Research Infrastructures for Web Science (RI4WebSci) workshop with Alan Chamberlain. I will also add in some extra data that is not in the paper. The paper discusses the use of an experimental Humanities (Chamberlain et al., 2017; Emsley et al. 2019) approach to a short […]

A new project – Unheard City

A short post really but I am in the process of starting a new small project called the Unheard City. It is a side project, so I expect the pace to be slow, but it explores ideas that I have had in my head for a short while. What does the city sound like when […]

Thoughts on ICAD 2019 Day 2

Day 2 of ICAD 2019 was sadly my last as I was due to speak somewhere else. It developed Day 1 quite nicely. The opening talk on using sonification in graphs was a well thought out consideration of the role of sound to learn how a network graph might be considered aurally. Whilst it reminds […]

Thoughts on ICAD 2019 Day 1

As International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) was, metaphorically, up the rail line in Newcastle, I thought that it was a must attend conference. The Monday kicked off with the session on Assisting with Every Day Life. Christoph Urbanietz presented on continuing work to aid navigation for the people with visual impairments. The approach, using […]

Sonifying the cityscape

My wife came across a project on Makezine which, ahem, sounded interesting. Akko Goldenbeld created a map of Eindhoven on a drum that struck keys on a piano as it rotates. The resulting work appears to be called Citymusic or Stadsmuziek.

Some recent work in sonification

Just a short post. I attended the Text Encoding Initiative Conference in Lyon where I gave my first proper software paper, written with David De Roure. I’ll write about it properly shortly but here is the link to the paper,“It will discourse most eloquent music”: Sonifying variants of Hamlet, in the Oxford University Research Archive. […]

Beginning to sonify the Economist’s Big Mac index

The Big Mac index is The Economist’s index of the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP), which was devised in 1986 . Intended as a light-hearted representation of exchange rate theory, it has become one of the economic indexes, along with the Hemline Index [1] and the Men’s Underwear Index . All three indices represent a view of […]

Building the Chuck language on Ubuntu

I am currently using the ChucK language in various sonification experiments. Using it across operating systems can be fun. Mac and Windows have installers already. Linux does not and needs to be built from source. This gives the developer a set of options for building depending on their platform. I have  my built of this […]

Sonification and auditory display links 7 September

A slightly older link but this link appears to be a useful link to thinking about and developing auditory displays. Breaking the Sound Barrier: Designing Auditory Displays for Global Usability by Robert S Tannen