Category: Sonification And Soundscapes

  • 2023 In Review

    As 2023 rapidly draws to a close, I am highlighting my best posts from last year and mentioning some of the exciting plans that I have for next year. In 2023, I focused on publishing content that educated people about the benefits of multisensory experiences for everyone. I have been exploring the benefits of tactile…

  • Access Sparks Creativity

    Recently, I had the pleasure of consulting with two artists who designed a multimedia installation that incorporated audio, video, and tactile elements. It was displayed at the Peale Museum in Baltimore as part of the exhibition Spark 6 In October and November of 2023. Cathy Cook and Stefanie Koseff created a multisensory work that could…

  • The Power of Sound: Sonification and Soundscape

    In the realm of auditory perception, two distinct yet interconnected disciplines stand out: sonification and soundscape. While sonification delves into the realm of data transformation, converting abstract information into an audible form, soundscape paints a vivid sonic portrait of the environment, immersing listeners in the essence of a place. Together, they unveil the boundless power…

  • Design Considerations for Creating Sonification

    This post concludes a series of blog posts that I wrote about a presentation that I gave introducing museum people to the concept of sonification, representing data with nonspeech audio. Earlier posts in the series are Introducing Sonification, in which I discussed using sound to enhance storytelling. And Exploring Scientific Concepts And Data With Sonification…

  • Making the Ocean Accessible Through Sound

    I have written about sonification, representing data with audio. My earlier posts were about astronomers analyzing data recorded by telescopes in outer space. The Accessible Oceans project also uses sonification to analyze data, but their data was  recorded by underwater microphones. “Scientists are finding that people can sometimes pick up more information from their ears…