Techno-Intuition

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  • Techno-Intuition

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  • Techno-Intuition embraces the combined roles of mental, physical, and technological processes in building relationships to one’s environment through sound. It recognizes parallels between technological methods of making the inaudible audible and more esoteric techniques for revealing aspects of the unconscious. In many cases, relationships to environment drawn through sound are profoundly bound up with technology. In order to hear, collect, transform, study, analyze, and intervene through sound, special instruments must be designed. Such a hearing-through-technology raises questions as to how these instruments enable as well as inhibit certain forms of knowledge. These questions are addressed through examples from practitioners, including the author, who actively research the area between technology, intuition and the sonic environment. I consider an expanded notion of ‘instrument’ that emphasizes context and the environment it is placed in. Blending the (technological) instrument with (non-technological) intuition through physical practice, listening, and experimentation, promotes an attitude to both instrument development and artistic production that, by being more attuned to and aware of context, is potentially more sustainable and sensitive to environment.

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    Charging the Space Between Technology, Intuition, Sound, and the Environment
    ‘Techno-intuition’ recognizes the implicit coexistence between the creation of meaning and the technologies we use to sense and know (and navigate through) our environment. In many cases, relationships to environment drawn through sound are profoundly bound up with technology. In order to hear, collect, transform, study, analyze and intervene through sound, special instruments must be designed. Such a hearing-through-technology raises questions as to how these instruments enable as well as inhibit certain forms of knowledge.

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