The Use of Sound to Represent Data and Concepts as a Means to Engender Creative Thought: Some Thoughts on Implementation and a Research Agenda

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Abstract

This paper poses the question: How can sound be used to function analogously to the function of the images in a graph in order to create the conditions for creative thought and insight to occur and thus to facilitate the synthesis of new knowledge? It uses this to develop further questions and a research agenda. In particular, it is concerned with the use of sonification of the non-audio data and concepts represented in a diagram or graph and the techniques that might be used to foster a creative research environment using sound. The ultimate goal of the research agenda is to go beyond sonification and to use sound pro-actively in a Virtual Research Environment in order to create the conditions for creative thinking and insight to occur with the hope that this may then lead to the synthesis of new knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Audio Mostly Conference : A Conference on Interaction with Sound
Number of pages7
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateSept 2012
Pages9-15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-1569-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
EventAudio Mostly - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 25 Sept 201228 Sept 2012

Conference

ConferenceAudio Mostly
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityCorfu
Period25/09/201228/09/2012

Keywords

  • Sound
  • Creativity
  • Sonification
  • Virtual Research Environment

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