Addressing the Mapping Problem in Sonic Information Design through Embodied Image Schemata, Conceptual Metaphors, and Conceptual Blending (2018)

Stephen Roddy

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This article explores the mapping problem in parameter mapping sonification: the problem of how to map data to sound in a way that conveys meaning to the listener. We contend that this problem can be addressed by considering the implied conceptual framing of data–to–sound mapping strategies with a particular focus on how such frameworks may be informed by embodied cognition research and theories of conceptual metaphor. To this end, we discuss two examples of data-driven musical pieces which are informed by models from embodied cognition, followed by a more detailed case study of a sonic information design mapping strategy for a large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) network.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsauditory display, Journal of sonic studies, Sonic Studies, sound, sound studies, conceptual metaphor, sonification, music, music cognition, conceptual blending, data-driven, image scheme
last modified22/10/2018
published inJournal of Sonic Studies
portal issue17. Issue 17

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