The Capital Rugs Up for ICAD
The International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) has begun and is halfway through at the ANU School of Music. One of the highlights of the conference is the Data Beanies being handed out to registered participants. These beanies – made from possum wool – have been computer knitted from punch-cards with an encoded data set logged from elephant seals in the Antarctic. These beanies will be used in the ICAD Gala Concert tonight (Wednesday 6th July), where audience members and conference attendees will be able to hear a sonification of the individual data sets in each of their beanies.
This afternoon, Professor Angelina Russo from the University of Canberra will be presenting at the School of Music, and running a workshop on the process of computer knitting ‘data garments,’ including a data scarf.
This morning, The Canberra Times published a piece on these ingenious beanies, and the goings on at ICAD. You can check out what’s on for the rest of the week here.