Click the star to add/remove an item to/from your individual schedule.
You need to be logged in to avail of this functionality.

P163


Sensory interfaces: research through sonic experimentations at the intersection of STS and Design 
Convenors:
Léone-Alix Mazaud (Mines Paris, Université PSL, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation (CSI), i3 UMR CNRS)
Juan Gomez (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Geneva University of Arts Design)
Send message to Convenors
Format:
Combined Format Open Panel

Short Abstract:

This panel aims to bring together STS and Design research to engage in a cross-disciplinary exploration of and trough sound. How to form a critical sonic practice that enables new forms of sensitivities to be part of the scientific process as legitimate ways of knowledge production?

Long Abstract:

This combined format open panel aims to bring together STS and Design research to engage in a cross-disciplinary exploration of and through sound.

Hooker and Farrell argue that design and science do not produce metaphysically distinct types of things (Farrell & Hooker, 2012). But design at its core is also concerned with aesthetics and modes of knowledge production that deal with sensibility to shapes and media. STS, conversely, integrate these concerns under the banner of "Art, Science, and Technology Studies" (Rogers & Al., 2021), seeing both art and science as products of human knowledge construction. Design and STS both recognize the agency of artifacts that make up our socio-technical worlds. Moreover, researchers are not the only ones who influence the analysis process; their artefacts open unexpected doors too (Savic, 2019). How to form a critical sonic practice that enables new forms of sensitivities to be part of the scientific process as legitimate ways of knowledge production?

We are welcoming contributions from STS researchers, artists, designers, and architects who incorporate sound into their practice-based research or employ it as a tool for conducting and conveying empirical investigations. We propose curating a sonic playground to engage with and discuss sonic propositions. We invite contributions that deal with sound in various ways: as a mediator for making sense of one's environment, including attention to sonic forms of data production and display; as a medium for crafting environments, through more-than-human intra-actions (Barad, 2007) enacted though sonic performances or installations, or as an additional dimension that integrates urban design and participation tools; as living agents that participate in post-industrial assemblages in which they gain autonomy, escaping the original categorization in which Schafer (1977) bound them to their sources.

We welcome experimentations, sound walks, sonic provocations, performances that engage with embodied dimensions of experimental knowledge production.

Accepted contributions: