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      Soundwalking and Algorithmic Listening



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

      Media Art, Science, and Technology

      August 20-23, 2019

      Computational Art, Artificial Aesthetics, Algorithmic Listening, Computational Environments, Procedural Reading



            Soundwalking is a listening and composition method that focuses on the exploration of the envi-ronment. With roots in the 1970s, the artistic practices that sprung from soundwalking engage both with the unmediated soundscape as well as with multiple approaches to its augmentation or the augmentation of the human sensory apparatus. Soundwalking emphasises the listener’s active and participatory role in the construction of dynamic compositions, shaped as much by the environ-ment as by their presence and actions. Given the increasing relevance of computation in physical and public environments, the omnipresence of the metainterface, and how hybrid environments emerge from physical and virtual spaces, this paper discusses how principles and methodologies of soundwalking may allow the exploration and, ultimately, the understanding of computational environments that are increasingly sonic. This paper explores how in these contexts soundwalking can be used as a poetic and aesthetic resource, leading to the development of a listening that em-phasises computation and procedurality, an algorithmic listening.


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            August 2019
            August 2019
            : 51-56
            [0001]INESC TEC & Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto

            Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 265

            4049-021 Porto

            [0002]IT University of Copenhagen

            Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 265 Rued Langgaards Vej 7

            DK-2300 Copenhagen S

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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
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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