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      Sound as Material for Eco-technogenesis


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      RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology (RE:SOUND 2019)

      Media Art, Science, and Technology

      August 20-23, 2019

      Biosemiotics, Ethics, Soundscape ecology, Sound objects, Technogenesis



            This paper delineates the conceptual outcomes from a two-week intensive cross-disciplinary conversation between an art historian, an interaction designer, and an artist/engineer. With the aim of applying the concept of technogenesis to an exploration of sound as material for art and design, we consider sound as a material force within an ecosystem. Through this lens, sound produced by either life- or technological-forms allows us to consider the ecological impact and potential meanings of generated sound. Drawing on biosemiotics, we propose that the co-evolution of sound, technology, and environments, what we call eco-technogenesis, demands relational, and thus ethical, thinking. The rowdy krause, an autonomous sonic agent, designed by Kadish to identify and inhabit an acoustic niche within an ecosystem, serves as a case study for thinking through eco-technogenesis.


            Author and article information

            August 2019
            August 2019
            : 195-201
            [0001]Department of Art

            Stony Brook University

            2224 Staller Center for the Arts

            Stony Brook, NY 11794

            United States
            [0002]Robotics, Evolution, and Art Lab

            IT University of Copenhagen

            Rued Langgaards Vej 7

            DK-2300 Copenhagen S

            [0003]Department of People and Technology

            Roskilde University

            Universitetsvej 1, 10.2,

            DK-4000 Roskilde

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            RE:SOUND 2019 – 8th International Conference on Media Art, Science, and Technology
            RE:SOUND 2019
            Aalborg, Denmark
            August 20-23, 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Media Art, Science, and Technology
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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