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Welcome to Seeing Music, ! One last thing before you move onto the exhibit: We'd like your help with our research! This exhibit is part of scientific research being undertaken by Sebastian Lobbers and Charalampos Saitis at QMUL and Christine Cuskley at Newcastle University.
While you interact with our exhibit, we'd like to collect some information about what you learn and how you react to the music. Any data we collect from you will be completely anonymous and only used for reasearch and teaching purposes. Click here to find out more about how we'll use your data.
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Help an alien AI understand our human music.PLAY NOW
SEEING SOUNDS, HEARING SHAPES
Can you match the scribble with the sound?PLAY NOW
A hub for external sensory interactives.SHOW
A hub for external sensory interactives
Other GamesHIDE SECTION
by Teo Dannemann
Create a composition with drawingsPLAY
by Christine Cuskley
Learn an alien language called Ferro.PLAY
SOUNDS & WORDS
by Ben Hayes, Charalampos Saitis and Gyögry Fazekas
Make new sounds from words.PLAY
by Joshua Ryan Lam and Charalampos Saitis
Learn about the many faces of sound.PLAY
SOUNDS & GESTURES
by Sven-Amin Lembke
Match gestures you hear to ones you seePLAY
MUSIC & GENDER
by Jonathan McIntosh
Is music for toys gender-coded?PLAY
Humans are multi-modal creatures, with a complex web of sensory and perceptual systems. We communicate using our voices, our bodies, and complex technologies. This exhibition uses a series of custom interactive slideshows to help you learn more about sensory experience, sensory diversity, and how our senses make us human. Click on the gallery below to get started with our interactive exhibition! More coming soon!
Image Credits: coloured hands by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash; boy's face by Seven Shooter on Unsplash; crosswalk by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash
Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.
We will be entering a strange world where composers will be mingling with capacitors, computers will be controlling crotchets and, maybe, memory, music and magnetism will lead us towards metaphysics.
Seeing Music Live
Two live virtual events with musicians, scientists, and members of the public were held on Gather Town during the Edinburgh International Science Festival in June and July 2021. Moving around a virtual version of the Oram Ship (see image), participants discussed their 'Seeing Music' experience, asked interesting questions about science and the senses, and attended live online performances by musicians who improvised live on visuals drawn interactively and collaboratively by the audience. Click on the links below to watch our promo and live footage videos!