Sound Descriptions of Haptic Experiences of Art Work by Deafblind Cochlear Implant Users

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Lahtinen, Riitta Groth, Camilla Palmer, Russ 2018-08-08T10:04:15Z 2018-08-08T10:04:15Z 2018-05-11
dc.identifier.citation Lahtinen , R , Groth , C & Palmer , R 2018 , ' Sound Descriptions of Haptic Experiences of Art Work by Deafblind Cochlear Implant Users ' Multimodal Technologies and Interaction , vol 2 , no. 2 , 24 . DOI: 10.3390/mti2020024 en
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dc.description.abstract Deafblind persons’ perception and experiences are based on their residual auditive and visual senses, and touch. Their haptic exploration, through movements and orientation towards objects give blind persons direct, independent experience. Few studies explore the aesthetic experiences and appreciation of artefacts of deafblind people using cochlear implant (CI) technology, and how they interpret and express their perceived aesthetic experience through another sensory modality. While speech recognition is studied extensively in this area, the aspect of auditive descriptions made by CI users are a less-studied domain. This present research intervention describes and analyses five different deafblind people sharing their interpretation of five statues vocally, using sounds and written descriptions based on their haptic explorations. The participants found new and multimodal ways of expressing their experiences, as well as re-experiencing them through technological aids. We also found that the CI users modify technology to better suit their personal needs. We conclude that CI technology in combination with self-made sound descriptions enhance memorization of haptic art experiences that can be re-called by the recording of the sound descriptions. This research expands the idea of auditive descriptions, and encourages user-produced descriptions as artistic supports to traditional linguistic, audio descriptions. These can be used to create personal auditive–haptic memory collections similar to how sighted create photo albums. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Multimodal Technologies and Interaction en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 2, issue 2 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title Sound Descriptions of Haptic Experiences of Art Work by Deafblind Cochlear Implant Users en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword haptic experience
dc.subject.keyword deafblindness
dc.subject.keyword technological aids
dc.subject.keyword cochlear implant
dc.subject.keyword aesthetic experience
dc.subject.keyword vocalization as memory
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201808084529
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/mti2020024
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