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Visualisations of Sound Waves. The Visual Phenomenon of the Invisible.

Medniece, Laine LU (2020) KOVM12 20201
Division of Art History and Visual Studies
Abstract
This thesis investigates diverse visualisations of sound waves and searches for visual evidence of the aural in the images. The invisible often has its own visual culture even though it has never been seen with a human eye. Due to science and its validations, these visuals are perceived as 'true' images. However, they are ambiguous and can always be questioned about its authenticity. This thesis focuses on the digital illustrations of the sound waves and the sound sculptures, excluding the sonic in the analysis. The selected illustrations and artworks will be investigated focusing on seeing aural senses based on the visual depictions. Since sound is an invisible phenomenon, this thesis will explore the possibilities of seeing the existence... (More)
This thesis investigates diverse visualisations of sound waves and searches for visual evidence of the aural in the images. The invisible often has its own visual culture even though it has never been seen with a human eye. Due to science and its validations, these visuals are perceived as 'true' images. However, they are ambiguous and can always be questioned about its authenticity. This thesis focuses on the digital illustrations of the sound waves and the sound sculptures, excluding the sonic in the analysis. The selected illustrations and artworks will be investigated focusing on seeing aural senses based on the visual depictions. Since sound is an invisible phenomenon, this thesis will explore the possibilities of seeing the existence or characteristics of the sound in visualisations of sound waves. In this thesis by using relevant theories and methods the visual depictions are examined carefully, and the visuality of sounds is highlighted, based on the significations. (Less)
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author
Medniece, Laine LU
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KOVM12 20201
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Sonic materiality, sound waves, sound sculptures, semiotics, inscriptions, gestures, visual culture.
language
English
id
9023616
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2020-09-14 08:21:06
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  abstract     = {This thesis investigates diverse visualisations of sound waves and searches for visual evidence of the aural in the images. The invisible often has its own visual culture even though it has never been seen with a human eye. Due to science and its validations, these visuals are perceived as 'true' images. However, they are ambiguous and can always be questioned about its authenticity. This thesis focuses on the digital illustrations of the sound waves and the sound sculptures, excluding the sonic in the analysis. The selected illustrations and artworks will be investigated focusing on seeing aural senses based on the visual depictions. Since sound is an invisible phenomenon, this thesis will explore the possibilities of seeing the existence or characteristics of the sound in visualisations of sound waves. In this thesis by using relevant theories and methods the visual depictions are examined carefully, and the visuality of sounds is highlighted, based on the significations.},
  author       = {Medniece, Laine},
  keyword      = {Sonic materiality,sound waves,sound sculptures,semiotics,inscriptions,gestures,visual culture.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Visualisations of Sound Waves. The Visual Phenomenon of the Invisible.},
  year         = {2020},
}