Distant Listening: Computational Analyses of Audio

  • Datum: –16.00
  • Plats: Zoom
  • Föreläsare: Iben Have, Kenneth Enevoldsen, Jimmie Svensson
  • Arrangör: Centre for Digital Humanities
  • Sista anmälningsdag: 2022-02-02 kl. 11:00.
  • Kontaktperson: Karl Berglund
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  • Seminarium

Humanities scholars early on saw the potential that digitalization brought along for text analysis. But large-scale approaches to digital materials are not at all limited to certain kinds of data. This seminar brings together scholars from different backgrounds to showcase and discuss what computational analyses of audio data can bring to the humanities and social sciences. These kinds of distant listening methods have particular relevance as we currently live in the so-called “audio boom”, where we listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks everywhere and all the time.

Presentation 1: Iben Have & Kenneth Enevoldsen, “From close listening to distant listening: Developing tools for Speech-Music discrimination of Danish music radio”
Presentation 2: Jimmie Svensson, “The voices of contemporary Swedish poetry”

Iben Have is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. She holds a PhD from Musicology and has specialized in research of sound and media in different constellations across the fields of reception, text, and institutional analysis. She is co-founder and editor in chief of the open access journal SoundEffects and has been managing the digital radio archive and infrastructure LARM.fm.

Kenneth Enevoldsen is a PhD student at the Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, at Aarhus University. His current research is on multimodal representation learning with a primary focus on how to meaningfully combine data sources from disparate domains into meaningful representations. He is especially interested in applied machine learning in the humanities and arts.

Jimmie Svensson received his PhD in comparative literature from Lund University in 2016, and currently holds a postdoc position at Umeå University. He has mainly worked with close reading of poetic texts, from multimodal and semiotic perspectives.

The seminar will be held digitally in Zoom and is open to everyone interested. You do, however, need to register before the event.

Senast uppdaterad: 2021-12-01