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

Stephen Roddy, Brian Bridges

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
JournalJournal of Sonic Studies
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018

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Acoustic waves
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Conceptual Blending
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Image Schema
Information Design
Sound
Embodied Cognition

Keywords

  • sonification
  • sonic
  • information
  • design
  • mapping
  • embodied
  • schemata

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