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Anemos Sonore – locative wind investigations – Till Bovermann
09/20/2012 · Antye

Anemos Sonore investigates an alternative universe where sound and signals are the primary source for evidence in research and science. Instead of (averaged) constant values, in such a place, signals are considered the smallest meaningful parts of data. One of the fundamental differences is that signals always include a history and a future, i.e. they offer a context in which the current state has to be interpreted. Supposed that, in the parallel universe, people consider this context a fundamental value, we can draw several implications regarding their research fields.

(listening to ants)
To investigate further into this world, I decided to focus on a simplistic research interest; the intention to understand local wind phenomena. For this, I devised two different scenarios: One incorporating the development of scientific tools for an evolving scientific culture that is based on the invention of scientific tools for locative wind investigations, one featuring site-specific installations, which alter the sonic and visual experience of site visitors in order to allow them for an alternative environmental experience, adding tightly integrated semi-artificial keynote sounds (a term coined by R. Murray Schaffer in Soundscape: Tunings of the World) to the natural environment.

Wind sensors are a rich sound source that provide rich information about the wind conditions in which its vibrations originate. In difference to common value-based wind sensors, it does not only tell the wind speed but loads of other parameters like turbulences or local density changes.

Till Bovermann, born 1979, studied Computer Science in the Natural Science, majoring in Robotics, from 1999 to 2006 at Bielefeld University. He worked from 2006 to 2010 as a research assistant at various
Bielefeld University institutes in Germany, as well as in the Ambient Intelligence Group of the CITEC Cognitive Interaction Technology, Center of Excellence.
In 2010, he received a PhD for his work on Tangible Auditory Interfaces.

Till Bovermann’s artistic works are mostly concerned with the relationship between digital and physical space. He is co-founder of TooManyGadgets, a media art group that tries to reveal this interconnection. Alongside his academic and artistic work, he also develops software (SuperCollider, Ruby etc.). Since 2010, Till Bovermann has been teaching at the Institute For Music And Media of the University of Music Düsseldorf and the Generative Art class at UdK Berlin. In late 2010, he started to work as a post-doctoral researcher on tangible auditory interfaces at Media Lab Helsinki, School of Art and design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
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