Sara is a researcher and writer, an art practitioner, a lecturer, a strategic advisor in the field of creativity and technology and a PhD candidate in Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) 2019 - paper “Disclosing Cyber Attacks on Water Distribution Systems. An Experimental Approach to the Sonification of Threats and Anomalous Data”. Northumbria University, June 2019.
2CO - Communicating Complexity - Presentation “Beyond what meets the eye. Sonifying data for increased awareness”, Politecnico di Milano, 2019.
micromesomacro - Exploring the frontiers of data representation - Presentation “Data Sonification. A chronicle of a death foretold?”, IXXI - Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Lyon, 2018.
S-IIDS Sound Image and Interactivity Doctroal Symposium - Presentation “Designing Data Experiences With Sound. A Multi-Sensory Integrated Approach for a Human-Centred Representation of Complexity.”, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, 2018.
Reviewer at Computer Music Journal, MIT Press
International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) 2018 - paper and presentation “Humanising Data through Sound: Res Extensae and a User-Centric Approach to Data Sonification”. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, U.S.A
Taste the Moment - Sound Bites - workshop on food and sound multi-modal interaction, Singapore, 2018.
MART Museo di arte contemporanea di Rovereto - Presentation and panel discussion of the book Nuove geografie del suono by Leandro Pisano, 2017.
Singapore University of Technology and Design - Crits for the Design and Innovation final presentations, 2016/2017.
Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture - 2016. Paper Urban Participatory Design through Technology: Birloki System, a Network of Interactive Interfaces.
National University of Singapore - 2015. Seminar What is Audio Branding.
Sound and Interactivity Symposium - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2015. Chairman of the session Music perception and cognition.
Audio Branding Yearbook - Berlin, 2015. Author of the Introduction. Ed Nomos.
Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) - 2015. Soundwalk.
CUTE Center, Human Computer Interaction, NUS - Singapore, 2014. Talk Interactive Urban Spaces.
City Data Future - Venice, 2014. Poster session Birloki system.
Media Architecture Biennale - Aarhus, 2014. Nominee for the City of the Future award.
ReOrient Express - Web project, 2013. Interviewed on city future and urbanism.
WELLCome Magazine - 2013. Short story Soundscape.
Sound and Interactivity Symposium - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2013. Talk Foodfrequency: a Food and Sound Cross-Modal Immersive Experience.
Symposium on Acoustic Ecology - University of Kent, 2013. Poster session Foodfrequency: a multisensory participatory experience through food and sound.
Ottagono, Architecture and Design Magazine - Milan, 2013. Featured sound designer in the special issue Effetto Surround.
Lasalle College of the Arts - Singapore, 2013-2015. Lecturer, Music Technology and the Puttnam School of Film.
Smart City Congress - Bologna, 2013. Talk Birloki. An interactive urban design for the city of the future.
International Creative Industry Exhibition - Shenzhen, PRC, 2013. Sound Design representative for the European Union.
National University of Singapore - 2012. Talk Foodfrequency. A multisensory participatory experience through food and sound.
Polimoda Fashion Institute- Florence, 2011. Workshop The sound of fashion.
Tempo Reale Festival - Florence, 2011. Soundwalk series.
Giugiaro Architettura Annual, Design for Architecture - Milan, 2010. Featured Sound Designer.
Audio Branding Congress - Hamburg, 2010. Talk Sound for electric vehicles. Panel discussion The future of automotive.
Festival della Creatività - Florence, 2010. Round table New forms of creative communication.
WIRED Magazine - 2010. Interview.
DUE.1 - Digital User Experience Festival, Milan, 2010. Talk Sonic Interaction Design.
IA Summit - Information Architecture Summit, Pisa, 2010. Talk Sonic Sketching.
Scuola Holden - Turin, 2010-2009. Workshop Sound for scriptwriting.
Istituto Europe di Design - Milan, 2009. Seminar Sound Design for Film.
University of Bologna - Faculty of Engineering, 2008. Seminar Interactivity and sound installations.
Conservatory of Rovigo - 2008. Seminars History of electronic music.
Struttura #3 Organica - Livorno, 2008. Paper A threnody to listening. Short diary of a sound installation. In "The living in the digital sea". Ed CLUEB.
Festival della Creatività - Florence, 2006. Panel discussion Sound Visions.
Umanità Aumentata - Augmented Humanity - Circolo del Design, Torino, 2019. Data Sonification artwork While I was not there, 2017.
Art-O-Rama, International Fair of Contemporary Art - Marseille, 2017. Sound design for the video work Upper by Rebecca Ann Tess 2016.
Liminaria - Benevento, 2017. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. Data Sonification Project of the Benevento forest.
Osiris Interreg - Trento, 2017. Res Extensae. Data Sonification Project of the river Adige.
Portobeseno - Trento, 2017. While I was not there. Data Sonification Project of meteorological data.
In Situ : Out of Place - Villa Romana, Florence, 2016. Collective exhibition. Sound design for the video work Upper by Rebecca Ann Tess 2016.
Philipp von Rosen Gallery - Cologne, 2016. Sound design for the video work Upper by Rebecca Ann Tess.
Palais de Tokio - Paris, 2015. Collective exhibition "Secret Archipelagos, Contemporary South East Asian Art". Sound design for the work by Shirley Soh.
World Listening Day - 2014. Residencia en la tierra in "Decision", collective album. Ed Sonic Terrain.
Voices - dance theatre play. Singapore National Library Black Box, 2012. Brisbane University Theatre, 2013. Live sound design.
Portobeseno - Trento, 2011. Microcosmi. Live performance.
Samples Under the Dome - White Night, Florence, 2011.
Samples Under the Dome - Santa Maria Novella, Florence, 2010. Live performance, New Year's Eve.
Mnemosyne - Avellino, 2010. Collective sound art exhibition. Unsettled Times. Video work.
Portobeseno - Trento, 2009. La voce delle cose. Sound installation and live performance.
Radio Papesse - Contemporary Art Radio, 2009. Sonic Incursions, 6 short pieces.
Posaranda - Commissioned by Azienda Promozione Turistica Trentina, 2009. Sound installation
Tocatì International Festival of Gaming - Verona, 2009. Voci di Morra. Sound installation.
European Festival of Photography - Lembranças, Sonic Rooms. Interactive sound installation.
Tempo Reale Festival - Cantieri Goldonetta, Florence, 2009. Phonomachia. Collective electronic music performance.
Codici Binari - Festival della Creatività, Florence, 2009. Collective exhibition, video work.
100 Years of Futurism Manifesto -Conservatory "Steffani", Castelfranco Veneto, 2009. Cubes. Multi-channel interactive installation.
Struttura #3 Organica - Livorno, 2008. Nice Laguna Trip. 5.1 sound installation.
Casa Masaccio - San Giovanni Valdarno, 2008. Nice Laguna Trip. 5.1 sound installation.
Tempo Reale Festival - Cantieri Goldonetta, Florence, 2008. An Imaginary Cage. Sound installation. Winner of "Emergenze Creative" Award.
Quel che resta della follia - Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico di Reggio Emilia, 2007. Live surrounding mixing sound installation.
REC Festival - Reggio Emilia, 2006. Organo Magico, Organo Laico. Live surround sound installation.
REC Festival - Reggio Emilia, 2005. The rose has teeth in the mouth of the beast. Live performance with Matmos.
Angelica Festival - Bologna, 2005. Messa Elettronica. Electroacoustic work.
Angelica Festival - Bologna, 2004. La voce mediata. Electroacoustic work.
Aeroporto di Firenze - Florence, Italy
APOT Associazione Produttori Ortofrutticoli - Trento, Italy
Architects of Air - Nottingham, UK
Art Science Museum - Singapore
BMW Asia - Singapore
Changi Airport Group - Singapore
Citibank - Singapore
Consorzio Pecorino Toscano - Tuscany, Italy
Ducati Motors - Bologna, Italy
Etro - Milan, Italy
FIAMM - Vicenza, Italy
Fujitsu Design - Tokio, Japan
Hypnos - Trento, Italy
Isko Denim - Milano, Italy
Giugiaro Architettura - Milan, Italy
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore - Singapore
ITALMEC Group of Companies - Singapore
JWMarriott Luxury Brand - Singapore
Menarini APAC Pharmaceutical - Singapore
MUVI - Venice, Italy
Museo Caproni - Trento, Italy
Museo di Storia Naturale - Florence, Italy
nerei emotional intelligent - Bilbao, Basque Country
Silvian Heach Kids - Naples, Italy
SIAM Design Hotel - Bangkok, Thailand
SICIS Mosaic Factory - Italy, Singapore
Volkswagen Asia - Singapore
PhD, Design - candidate at the Faculty of Design of the Politecnico di Milano.
MA, Philosophy - master's degree in philosophy of science, magna cum laude, University of Bologna.
MA, Electronic Music - master's degree in electronic music, first, Conservatory of Bologna.
BA, Saxophone - bachelor degree in saxophone, first, Conservatory of Bologna.
BA, Sound Design for Multimedia - bachelor's degree in Sound Design, first, Conservatory of Bologna.
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