"Sound Ideas: The Surprising World of Sound and Listening" was a talk gaven at Trinity College, Dublin, in coordination with the Science Gallery's Sound Check exhibition. This talk was aimed at a general audience. Topics included what sound actually is (acoustics), how we hear (psychoacoustics), and various myths of listening.
The Ancient Greeks described place using three methods: geos, topos, and choros. Of these only Ptolemy's geography, a geometric approach to algorithmic map generation, has survived to any extent. This paper describes the elided concepts, proposing them as integral to establishing a rich conceptual framework for critique of contemporary sonic practice.
I am please to announce this forthcoming residency on São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal, as part of Invisible Places 2017. My sounding of the island will produce recordings, poetic texts, and lens-based work. I especially anticipate fruitful collaborations with other resident artists.