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COT x Music #6: From Data to Music and Back - Carsten Heisterkamp

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Sonification, sonic interaction design and audification have its clearly defined place in user experience design and explorative data science. They are used to create and enhance meaningful experiences and interactions with physical and virtual objects and environments, as well as to explore abstract data even in real time. This talk gives an insight into the individual sonification methods and the special role of music in sonification and how music can be utilized for the exploration of the dynamical processes of Chemical Organization Theory.

Carsten Heisterkamp is an independent User Experience Designer with over 20 years of professional experience, who worked with and for international companies of the tech industry. Besides this his main interest as a critical technologist lies in the use of code and technology as a means of artistic expression and technological emancipation. He teaches creative coding at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and has a musical background in drumming, music LiveCoding, analog and digital sound synthesis and digital music production.  



The COT x Music online seminars discuss the possible applications of reaction networks - in particular the Chemical Organization Theory (COT) - to generative systems in art, focusing on music & sound. This series is an international collaboration around the research project "The Origins of Goal-directedness: a Formal Scenario based on Chemical Organization Theory and Cybernetics" led by the Center Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit Brussels and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. 

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