[ISEA2023] Paper: Jonas Fritsch & Louise Foo — Eleven Movements of the Cryoscape: Ecological Explorations in Sonification for Affectively Engaging with Climate Change


Full Paper. Theme Interactive – Networked – Human Computer Interaction Subtheme Symbiotic Organizations

In this paper we present the sound installation Eleven Movements of the Cryoscape which was created for the new Kangiata Illorsua – Ilulissat Icefjord Centre in Greenland. The installation is a near real-time sonification of the movement and melting of the Inland Ice, consisting of an array of eleven speakers, each transmitting from a different location in Greenland.

  • Jonas Fritsch, PhD, is Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in the Department of Digital Design where he is head of the Affective Interaction & Relations (AIR) Lab. His work revolves around a creative thinking of interaction design, experience philosophy and affect theory through design experiments.
  • Louise Foo is a Danish-born artist who creates interactive experiences at the intersection of sonic and visual arts, to facilitate novel modes of listening and engaging. Her recent work counts data-sonification of geological movements to document the melting of the Inland Ice, interplanetary musical explorations with sounding spheres and ambisonic music.