ARC Research Seminar with sound artist Matt Parker
Friday 13 January 2017, 11am-1pm
Venue: the LAB, Foley St, Dublin 1. (Workroom 4, Fourth Floor).
Techno-cultural sound scholar Frances Dyson has argued that, “despite the fact that most of the world’s sense-making occurs through various technological devices and sounds within physical spaces, the relationship between the output device and the room in which it is heard in the making of sense is rarely questioned.” In other words, the actual ‘sound’ of digital media is ignored, as are the conditions of hearing it. What are the sounds of digital media and how might we listen to them? By listening to their infrastructures, what might we learn about our relationship with media technologies?
Matt Parker is an audiovisual artist who has travelled inside the belly of the Internet to try and understand how the Internet works only to emerge more confused and with more questions than before. Join Matt in delving deep into the network, breaking down the Internet; its politics, its ecologies and its environments through a series of prepared sonospheric investigations that give special attention towards the rising tensions in Ireland between data centre developments including the high profile Apple Data Centre project in Athenry, County Galway.
Dyson, F., 2014. The tone of our times: sound, sense, economy, and ecology, Leonardo book series. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. ; London.