The School of Music is delighted to announce that it is hosting the 2016 International Conference on Auditory Display this July. This is the twenty second ICAD, and is this year being organised and chaired by ANU School of Music Adjunct Professor David Worrall.
ICAD 2016 Focusses on Sonic Information Design. Like other design disciplines, Sonic Information Design has the aspiration that artificial sounds may be designed to make the world a better place. Sonic Information Design takes a synergetic user-centred view of the relationship between artefacts, those that are affected by them, and the social contexts in which they occur. A Design orientation pays particular attention to the phenomenology of user experience–including physical, cognitive, emotional, and aesthetic issues; the relationship between form, function, and content; and emerging concepts such as fun, playfulness and design futures. Practice-based research is considered as a generative process of exploration, speculation and discovery, with outcomes that can be provisional, contingent and aspirational, while aiming for richer, more situated understandings that lead to the advancement of knowledge and the proliferation of new realities.
ICAD starts Sunday 3rd July with a student think-tank. Throughout the week, there will be many events open to the public, all of which can be found on the School of Music website and Facebook pages! You can also register to participate in the conference through the ICAD Website. There are also installations that will be up around the School of Music Building, which are open and free to the public.
The School of Music is thrilled to be hosting such an exciting and event-packed week of Auditory Display events that focus on Sonic Information Design, and proud be host to so many internationally renowned academics and artists in the field.