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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2012

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Star Trek, Sound Installation, M.F.Awesome, Chad Seelig, Space the Final Frontier, The Borg

Abstract

if (){then ();} else {();} uses eight microphones to record sounds from the room for the entire duration of the exhibition. All sounds are archived and then called upon in seemingly random intervals and played from twenty-four speakers set up in the room. The recordings are then layered allowing the past and present to exist simultaneously, creating an interaction with the passage of time. Using analogue methods, mathematics, electronics, and coding languages I am interested in creating interactive sound environments inviting participants to help create the work. Playing with aural phenomena, I focus on basic methods of producing and processing sound to stimulate human interaction and play.

First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Second Advisor

Christoph Cox

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