Biology Related Artwork
Art Adventures in Acoustics, by Shira D. Gordon
A submission to the 2018 Acoustical Society of America: Gallery of Acoustics.
In “Art Adventures in Acoustics” I recorded people with different accents saying “acoustics” and displayed their spectrograms. A spectrogram plays sound in real time (x-axis) with the frequency component (y-axis) and intensity information (z-axis) in a rich display of colors. I used Adobe Audition to create the files, which is one of the main programs I use to analyze insect vibrations for my research. Next, I broke each word down by syllable comparing the different accents and voices directly. In this manner, one can see the minute differences that we easily hear. The final portion of the video uses the sound—drawn out—to create a visual “A” “C” “O” “U” “S” “T” “I” “C” and let people hear how missing some of the frequency components changes the sound. In my research, I appreciate the beauty of how the natural sounds look with the extra layers of information. The harmonics in human voices inspired me to create this project for the Acoustical Society of America Gallery of Acoustics.
These are 5 of 7 pieces making up the whole of an elephant. Each one of these is created by pen and ink. All pieces except the eye are 18″ x 23″
I drew this image for the logo for the Invertebrate Sound and Vibration meeting that I co-organized in Glasgow, Scotland, Summer 2013. http://www.isv2013.org/
A drawing of my pet mantid cleaning herself after she finished eating a moth.
As a Graduate student at the University of Georgia, I had pet praying mantids. They were against UGAs rival schools!
At the University of Cincinnati I drew the logo we used for shirts. This image represents the majority of the life researched.