Nicolas Misdariis's HDR defense
The central topic of the project, supported upon this Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, is focused on sound design, a constant coming up discipline, which presents multiple definitions, multiple application domains, and which is situated at a crossroads of artistic creation, and scientific and technological research. We rely on the assumption that sound design is an integral part of design – that doing sound design is doing design with sound. By extension, we also assume that sound design can be considered as an object of study in itself, a discipline in its own right, which one can observe, analyse, formalze, in other words, that it could be possible to acquire intrinsic knowledge on sound design, be it theoretical or practical. This being, among the different research movements and methods that design deployed over its history, we especially refer to Nigel Cross’ definition about « research loci » of design, in order to suggest a conceptual framework for the sciences of sound design that would address the discipline from three distinct angles: persons (sound designers), process (sound design) and products (designed sounds).
This approach, and this project, thus aims at better understanding and surrounding the matter of our research and creation activities, and if need be, at bringing together – or meeting – a community of researchers, creators, designers, engineers aroud questions related to applied sound creation, that is to say sound design.
Nicolas Misdariis, researcher in the Perception and Sound Design team (STMS - IRCAM/CNRS/Sorbonne Université/Ministère de la Culture), will defend his French habilitation to direct research. The jury will be composed:
Stefania Serafin, professor, Aalborg University
Annie Gentes, HDR lecturer, Telecom ParisTech
Nicolas Dauchez, professor, UTC
Jean-François Petiot, professor, Ecole Centrale Nantes
Olivier Gapenne, professor, UTC