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Sounding Data

  • Mickey Vallee
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sound book series (PASTS)

Abstract

This chapter expands on the animal’s voice as it encroaches upon the scientific field of bioacoustics, an interdisciplinary field bridging biological and acoustic sciences that uses sound technologies to record, preserve, and analyze large datasets of animal communications. This chapter contributes to methodological discussions regarding the longstanding questions of how researchers and scientists are implicated in the knowledge and objects they collectively produce, and how they value infrastructures of audibility on a global and longitudinal scale. This is accomplished by giving a sustained, detailed account of the science of (computational) bioacoustics—particularly how its modes of measurement allow for a new way of understanding what is involved in the decentred modes of hearing that recentre acts of listening— and by considering the nature of the relation between researcher and researched.

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  • Mickey Vallee
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  1. 1.Centre for Interdisciplinary StudiesAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

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