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Sonic Ethnography: Audio as medium to share fieldwork and as alternative presentation form beyond text/visuals 
Convenors:
Laurent Van Lancker (University of Aix-Marseille)
Savyasachi Anju Prabir (National Institute of Design)
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Format :
Panel
Sessions:
Thursday 9 March, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

Visual Anthropology is not taking Audio seriously ! This panel will explore, on the one hand, how audio can be used as a way to transmit fieldwork, and on the other hand, how sound could be an alternative form of conference presentation. Three audio presentations will be followed by a roundtable.

Long Abstract:

Visual Anthropology is not taking Audio seriously ! Often considered the poor relative of the audio-visual marriage, sound has however enormous evocative and sensory potentials. Sound often gives more the taste of a place than image.

This panel will explore, on the one hand, how audio can be used as a way to transmit fieldwork, and on the other hand, how sound could be an alternative form of conference presentation - beyond a text or visuals !

Three audio presentations will be followed by a roundtable, which will discuss how sonic ethnography could be a sensory and sense-making way of producing/transmitting knowledge. Both theoretical and practical aspects will be discussed: what kind of knowledge can sound induce that images cannot ? How to evoke a third sense through a creative dialogue between images and sounds, when audio is not merely the slave of the visual ? Can we present pure audio works as academic papers? How to move from Visual to Audio-Visual Anthropology ?

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Session 1 Thursday 9 March, 2023, -
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