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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Ground-breaking: Scientific and sonic perceptions of environmental change in the African Sahel
Authors: Adderley, W Paul
Young, Michael
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Keywords: Nigeria
Sound Art
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Citation: Adderley WP & Young M (2009) Ground-breaking: Scientific and sonic perceptions of environmental change in the African Sahel, Leonardo, 42 (5), pp. 404-411.
Abstract: Soils surrounding ancient settlements can hold evidence of the activities of past societies. To seek an understanding of how past societies have reacted and contributed to environmental change requires many data sources. The real-time audiovisual installation Ground-breaking problematises the presentation of such data gained through the image-analysis of soil materials. These data are used to connote environmental events and consequent human responses. Combining these data with audiovisual synthesis and environmental recordings, a basis for developing conceptualizations of new locales undergoing environmental change is presented; the visual and sonic narratives developed allowing the art-science interface to be explored.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Copyrights on images retained by authors. All other copyrights held by The MIT Press.; Published in Leonardo. Copyright: The MIT Press. © 2009 The MIT Press
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences
Goldsmiths College, University of London

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