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First held in 1992, ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary conference with relevance to researchers, practitioners and artists working with sound to convey and explore information. The piece entitled The Good Ship Hibernia maps the World Bank’s figures for Irish GDP growth rate from 1979 to 2013 to soundscape recordings and harmonic materials in accordance with Lakoff and Johnson’s (1980) Conceptual Metaphor Theory. The piece is structured around a conceptual metaphor where economic hardship is framed as bad weather at sea and harmonic materials are paramaterised and mapped to the data so that they might help to re-enforce this metaphor. The sound synthesis and data mapping strategies developed for the piece are currently being adapted and extended to represent multivariate data from large scale IOT networks at CONNECT.
CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.