Stephen Roddy PhD


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Stephen Roddy is a Researcher and Lecturer working at the intersection of engineering and the creative arts at the Radical Humanities Lab and the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. He has a background in sound and music computing (SMC) holding a Ph.D. in sonification: the use of sound to perceptualize data and convey information. Stephen’s research explores the application of auditory display/sonification, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), and sensor networking techniques in SMC, human-computer interaction (HCI), and creative arts contexts. This work is approached primarily through the perspectives of embodied cognitive science and cybernetics and is methodologically grounded in both computational and practice-based research methodologies.

Stephen’s previous projects have involved the design of auditory display solutions for large-scale IoT networks and investigated the integration of sonification and AI/ML techniques in generative music, sound art, and digital art applications. Much of this work was carried out under an IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at CONNECT: the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications, at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and subsequently at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at TCD. His work is widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

Stephen maintains a vibrant and diverse creative arts practice which forms a core component of his research activity. His creative projects span a variety of media and styles, including music composition and performance, generative and data-driven music and art practices, digital art, and sound art. His creative work, described as majestic and sweeping yet beautifully unsettling, is frequently performed and installed at home and abroad. His most recent musical work Leviathan is available through Fiadh Productions. Previous events have included the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, IMMA’s Earth Rising Festival, and the Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival in Venice.

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Recent/Forthcoming Performances & Installations:

The Signal to Noise Loops Project: Data-driven Generative Music w/AI&ML.

The Body in the Machine: Music Composition & Computer Art w/AI/ML

The Zones Project: Immersive & Reactive XR Environments

Music Composition for Dance & Stage

Sonification & Musification for Performance & Installation

Fixed-Media Musical Compositions for Performance & Installation

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