Mapping Media and Meaning

Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes

Alan Chamberlain, Mads Bødker, Konstantinos Papangelis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Abstract

The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing of locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to further explore possible ways in which physical places and intangible personal content can be used to develop meaningful experiences. The paper explores the use of autoethnography as a method for soundscape design in the fields of personal heritage and locative media. Specifically, we explore possible connections between digital media, space and ‘meaning making’, suggesting how autoethnographies might help discover design opportunities for merging digital media and places. These are methods that are more personally relevant than those typically associated with a more system-based design approaches that we often find are less sensitive to the way that emotion, relationships, memory and meaning come together. As a way to expand upon these relationships we also reflect on relations between personal and community-based responses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference : Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, AM 2017
EditorsGeorge Fazekas, Mathieu Barthet, Tony Stockman
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2017
Article number32
ISBN (Print)9781450353731
ISBN (Electronic)9781450353731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event12th International Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences. Audio Mostly 2017 - Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 201726 Aug 2017
Conference number: 12
http://audiomostly.com

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences. Audio Mostly 2017
Number12
LocationQueen Mary University of London
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period23/08/201726/08/2017
Internet address

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • Autoethnography
  • Semantics
  • Methods
  • Design
  • Maps
  • Audio
  • Participation
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Place
  • Space
  • Memory
  • Curation
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Heritage

Cite this

Chamberlain, A., Bødker, M., & Papangelis, K. (2017). Mapping Media and Meaning: Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes. In G. Fazekas, M. Barthet, & T. Stockman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, AM 2017 [32] New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3123514.3123536
Chamberlain, Alan ; Bødker, Mads ; Papangelis, Konstantinos. / Mapping Media and Meaning : Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes. Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, AM 2017. editor / George Fazekas ; Mathieu Barthet ; Tony Stockman. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2017.
@inproceedings{24d175fde8014f61a23bc98d3a77325e,
title = "Mapping Media and Meaning: Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes",
abstract = "The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing of locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to further explore possible ways in which physical places and intangible personal content can be used to develop meaningful experiences. The paper explores the use of autoethnography as a method for soundscape design in the fields of personal heritage and locative media. Specifically, we explore possible connections between digital media, space and ‘meaning making’, suggesting how autoethnographies might help discover design opportunities for merging digital media and places. These are methods that are more personally relevant than those typically associated with a more system-based design approaches that we often find are less sensitive to the way that emotion, relationships, memory and meaning come together. As a way to expand upon these relationships we also reflect on relations between personal and community-based responses.",
keywords = "Ethnography, Autoethnography, Semantics, Methods, Design, Maps, Audio, Participation, Ubiquitous computing, Place, Space, Memory, Curation, Museums, Music, Heritage, Ethnography, Autoethnography, Semantics, Methods, Design, Maps, Audio, Participation, Ubiquitous computing, Place, Space, Memory, Curation, Museums, Music, Heritage",
author = "Alan Chamberlain and Mads B{\o}dker and Konstantinos Papangelis",
year = "2017",
doi = "10.1145/3123514.3123536",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781450353731",
editor = "George Fazekas and Mathieu Barthet and Tony Stockman",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference",
publisher = "Association for Computing Machinery",
address = "United States",

}

Chamberlain, A, Bødker, M & Papangelis, K 2017, Mapping Media and Meaning: Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes. in G Fazekas, M Barthet & T Stockman (eds), Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, AM 2017., 32, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, London, United Kingdom, 23/08/2017. https://doi.org/10.1145/3123514.3123536

Mapping Media and Meaning : Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes. / Chamberlain, Alan; Bødker, Mads; Papangelis, Konstantinos.

Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, AM 2017. ed. / George Fazekas; Mathieu Barthet; Tony Stockman. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. 32.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Mapping Media and Meaning

T2 - Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes

AU - Chamberlain, Alan

AU - Bødker, Mads

AU - Papangelis, Konstantinos

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing of locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to further explore possible ways in which physical places and intangible personal content can be used to develop meaningful experiences. The paper explores the use of autoethnography as a method for soundscape design in the fields of personal heritage and locative media. Specifically, we explore possible connections between digital media, space and ‘meaning making’, suggesting how autoethnographies might help discover design opportunities for merging digital media and places. These are methods that are more personally relevant than those typically associated with a more system-based design approaches that we often find are less sensitive to the way that emotion, relationships, memory and meaning come together. As a way to expand upon these relationships we also reflect on relations between personal and community-based responses.

AB - The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing of locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to further explore possible ways in which physical places and intangible personal content can be used to develop meaningful experiences. The paper explores the use of autoethnography as a method for soundscape design in the fields of personal heritage and locative media. Specifically, we explore possible connections between digital media, space and ‘meaning making’, suggesting how autoethnographies might help discover design opportunities for merging digital media and places. These are methods that are more personally relevant than those typically associated with a more system-based design approaches that we often find are less sensitive to the way that emotion, relationships, memory and meaning come together. As a way to expand upon these relationships we also reflect on relations between personal and community-based responses.

KW - Ethnography

KW - Autoethnography

KW - Semantics

KW - Methods

KW - Design

KW - Maps

KW - Audio

KW - Participation

KW - Ubiquitous computing

KW - Place

KW - Space

KW - Memory

KW - Curation

KW - Museums

KW - Music

KW - Heritage

KW - Ethnography

KW - Autoethnography

KW - Semantics

KW - Methods

KW - Design

KW - Maps

KW - Audio

KW - Participation

KW - Ubiquitous computing

KW - Place

KW - Space

KW - Memory

KW - Curation

KW - Museums

KW - Music

KW - Heritage

U2 - 10.1145/3123514.3123536

DO - 10.1145/3123514.3123536

M3 - Article in proceedings

SN - 9781450353731

BT - Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference

A2 - Fazekas, George

A2 - Barthet, Mathieu

A2 - Stockman, Tony

PB - Association for Computing Machinery

CY - New York

ER -

Chamberlain A, Bødker M, Papangelis K. Mapping Media and Meaning: Autoethnography as an Approach to Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes. In Fazekas G, Barthet M, Stockman T, editors, Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference: Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences, AM 2017. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2017. 32 https://doi.org/10.1145/3123514.3123536