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Seeking Resonances for Remote Communal Chanting Practices

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Chatting, Ben Morris, Dr Caroline ClaisseORCiD, Professor Abi DurrantORCiD



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We take a Research Through Design (RtD) approach to explore Buddhist communal chanting practices, seeking to develop tangible design research products that support meaningful techno-spiritual remote connections. This work is informed by an autoethnography in a Buddhist community in the UK. We focus on the experiential and multi-sensory aspects of these practices, presenting three experiments that expose the sound environment as a design material for our future work. In doing so, our attention is drawn to the resonances we encounter in the chanted vocalisations, the interplay with sonic ritual equipment, and the soundscapes of the rooms in which they are practiced.

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Author(s): Chatting D, Morris B, Claisse C, Durrant AC

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2023

Year of Conference: 2023

Online publication date: 10/07/2023

Acceptance date: 30/06/2023

Date deposited: 10/05/2024

Publisher: ACM


ePrints DOI: 10.57711/467e-rr16

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