Songs of data: an introduction to sonification

20 November 2015 1.00pm 2.00pm


Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)


Iain Emsley


Sonification is a complementary, but lesser known, technique to visualization. In this seminar, we will introduce the technique and discuss some applications, such as working with the texts of Shakespeare or social media data. We will discuss some of the principles in designing sonifications to explore data sets, some of the technologies used and the difficulties encountered.

Iain Emsley is a research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre, working with the Software Sustainability Institute and the Square Kilometre Array. Currently reading for a Master's in Software Engineering at Oxford, he has organized and attended hack sessions and enjoys exploring humanities data. Before coming back to academia, he worked in bookselling and publishing.


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