Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design

Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, May 29 - August 21 2011

Sound can be one of the principal channels conveying information, meaning, and aesthetic/emotional qualities in interactive contexts. The twelve works in this exhibition showcase the use of Sonic Interaction Design within arts, music and design, and also provide examples of sonification for research and artistic purposes. The exhibition takes place at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine in Oslo.

The call for works for this exhibition was very successful with more than 100 submissions. Eleven works have been selected. In addition, a new work by the Norwegian musician and artist Espen Sommer Eide has been commissioned for the exhibition. All chosen works illustrate the emerging field of sonic interaction design, and especially how it can be made accessible to the wider public in an exhibition. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

The Exhibition is curated by Trond Lossius and Frauke Behrendt and produced by BEK - Bergen Center for Electronic Arts. The exhibition is one of the final outcomes of a four-year EU research initiative, COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID), that has been running from 2007 to 2011.

Supported by Arts Council Norway, The COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design, COST 'Year of Visibility' and Lydgalleriet. The opening is part of the program for NIME 2011.