Three workshops will be held throughout 2017:

1 Exchanging Perspectives: Machine Listening and Listening Machines

April 27-28. Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, Brighton

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of working with large digital audio databases for humanities researchers, sound artists and archivists?
  • How is machine listening being applied in other areas of research and practice and what can we learn from this?
  • What are the cultural, epistemological or phenomenological implications of technologically mediated listening?
  • How can ideas from the history of philosophy of technology be applied to productively shape ethical and technical designs in the future?

2 Understanding Distributed Agency Between Listening Algorithms and Humans

May 31-June 1. Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast

  • What can improvisation and computer music performance practices teach us about human-machine agency?
  • How might this inform or challenge our understanding of how we can actively listen together with machines?

3 Future Implications and Applications of Algorithmic Listening

Sept 14-15. Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, Brighton

  • What relationship do we want to have with listening algorithms and how do we go about designing them to achieve this?

Public events to be announced …

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