Isea 2022 - Possibles



June 15th

Short paper / “Extended Listening: Towards non-humans interpretation of the sound environment through AI systems”

Authors: Esteban Y. Agosin 


Theme: Machine listening, Sound Art, Extended Listening, Non-human Language, Technological Ecosystem

Venue: CCCB

More information:

  • Abstract: Technology has allowed extended human capabilities, amplifying the sense of hearing toward the sonic perception of different physical layers of our environment, such as electromagnetic fields, ultrasonic/subsonic sounds, underwater sounds, long-distance sounds, animal spectrum, etc., generating as a consequence new symbols, new languages and new cultures.
    In this sense, the main question in this paper is related to how can we transcend the current use of AI as a methodology to recreate or even create sounds, images, music, texts and move toward the development of models that could spawn a language created by machines.
    Questions like that, provide the philosophical context to move forward to generate models that could lead the processing of sound towards complex and unpredictable results, allowing the development of methodologies to create non-human language involved in a technological ecosystem.

  • Biography: He is a sound artist and electronic media artist. He has a degree in music from the University of Valparaíso, Chile and a Master in Electronic Arts from the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, United States (Digital Arts and Experimental media). His research has been orientated on the relationship between the human and machine, and how technologies and devices act as an interface that extends our human abilities, allowing the amplification of human perception, transforming, changing, or degrading the information that comes from the environment, providing new interpretations or meaning of the world. The last two years his work has been focused on machine learning, NLP, and machine listening applied to robotic and sound installations.


  • CCCB

Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona

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