On Scientific Misuse, or what’s the use of a sonic detective in an international interdisciplinary scientific experiment?

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Advanced techniques of sonic detection and acoustic engineering are currently deployed within scientific experiments deep within the mediterranean ocean. Interdisciplinary experts use this apparatus (dubbed the ‘eyes and ears’ of the sea) to investigate microscopic (and invisible) particles that comprise our universe. The usefulness of sound and the sonic as technique offer new angles and new information for scientists, engineers, and acousticians. At the same time, bioacoustic investigators make use of the data to study bioluminescent (light emitting) behaviours of cetaceans and other creatures found in the depths of sea. How might an artist researcher make use of an invitation to engage with these research processes? What might such technological advances offer to aesthetic, and sonic modes of thought?

Period15 Sept 2022
Event typeConference
LocationColchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Listening
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Sonic
  • Research
  • Artistic Research
  • Practice-based Research