The University of Oxford e-Research Centre and Centre for Digital Scholarship are delighted to announce a day’s symposium on sonification.
What: The Music of Sound: a sonification symposium
When:10:00–16:00, 21 April 2017
Where: University of Oxford e-Research Centre (directions)
Access: all are welcome to attend and to submit a proposal for a contribution (see below)
Admission: £20; £10 for students and unwaged
Registration: registration is required by 10 April 2017
Sounds surround us everywhere, and in our urban and industrial environments we are permanently immersed in music and noise—alarms, vending machines, 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 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.
Proposals must be submitted online.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 20 March 2017.
Acceptances will be notified by Monday 27 March 2017.
All submissions should include a title, abstract, a brief biography of each author, and up to five keywords.
Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles, biographies and keywords.
Speakers will be given 30 minutes each for papers and audio-papers: 20 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for discussion. Lightning talks to present the posters will be given 5 minutes each, with discussion taking place during poster sessions.
Proposals should not exceed 300 words.