Mike Winters – Sonification of Emotion


Sound & Data art

To quote Mike Winters from the “Project Description” of his Masters Thesis “Strategies for Continuous Auditory Display of Arousal and Valence” in which he states “Sound is capable of profound emotional experiences: one need look no further than the importance of music in film. Sonification is field of research interested in the use of sound to convey information in general, but what happens when the data is emotion?” This discussion scratches the surface of this research and starts the dialog regarding the fuzzy intersection of Art and Science that is presented when researching the techniques associated with affective computing when using data to drive emotional content systematically.