Parametres for Understanding Uncertainty Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


This second session considers the use of acoustic technology within theoretical particle physics and creative/cultural uses of radio. European interdisciplinary experiments currently make use of technology in the deep sea to detect microscopic particles. Where we might once have (perhaps naively) thought of the depth of the ocean as a homogeneous, unified space, data from such experiments teaches us otherwise. Ongoing remote access to underwater areas provides useful (and crucial) insights into a plethora of sonic phenomena. Alongside insights into the behaviours of high-energy particles such experiments also provide accounts of underwater noise profiles and the acoustic activities of cetaceans.

What are the adequate conditions within which to detect the microscopic and invisible elements of our universe? What might the ability to navigate the intensities and densities of the subaquatic, otherwise inaccessible in our everyday lives, offer to aesthetic thought/to the imagination? How might these forms of scientific experimentation inform current thinking within the arts and humanities?
Period27 May 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationMadrid, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Dark Matter
  • Art & Science
  • Sonic Art
  • Music
  • Sound Studies
  • Listening
  • Practice as Research