[ISEA2010] Paper: Andrea Polli – Airspace: The Interface of Biodigital Communication


This paper investigates how sound transmission can contribute to the public understanding of climate change within the context of the Poles. How have such transmission-based projects developed specifically in the Arctic and Antarctic, and how do these works create alternative pathways in order to help audiences better understand climate change? The author has created the media project Sonic Antarctica from a personal experience working in Antarctica. The work combines soundscape recordings and sonifications with radio-style audio interview excerpts. This work will be examined in the context of the other sound transmission science and art works.

  • Andrea Polli (US) is an artist, Associate Professor in Fine Arts and Engineering and Mesa Del Sol Chair of Digital Media at The University of New Mexico. Polli’s work has been presented widely in venues including the Whitney Museum’s Artport and The Field Museum and has been reviewed by the LA Times, Art in America, Art News and others. andreapolli.com

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