The use of sound to represent data and concepts as a means to engender creative thought: Some thoughts on implementation and a research agenda

Mark Grimshaw*, Tom Garner

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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 nonaudio 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 publicationAM '12 Proceedings of the 7th Audio Mostly Conference
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference on Interaction with Sound
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages9-15
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781450315692
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2012
Event7th Audio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction with Sound - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 26 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference7th Audio Mostly
Abbreviated titleAM 2012
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityCorfu
Period26/09/1228/09/12
OtherIn Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Creativity
  • Emotion
  • Knowledge synthesis
  • Meaning
  • Sound
  • Virtual research environment

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