Marco Buongiono Nardelli

Marco Buongiono Nardelli
Résidents Labex RFIEA+
pas Eurias

dates de séjour

20/02/2019 - 12/07/2019


Arts et études des arts
Sciences de la matière

Fonction d’origine


Institution d’origine

Université du Texas du Nord (États-Unis)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Beautiful Data: from virtual navigation of large data spaces to a post-sonification aesthetics

In my residency I will pursue science-art projects within a broad experimentation at the crossroads of research and art, such as data sonification, multimodal sound, and music and image interactions. Perceptualization of scientific data through sound and its value as a cognitive tool in relation to visual representations of big data; and the design of augmented/virtual reality environments for data space navigation (in collaboration with Patrice Le Gal (IRPHE), Javiera Tejerina-Risso (PRISM/IRPHE) and Richard Kronland (PRISM): What should be sonified? Why sonify? and How to sonify? in the context of large scientific datasets. During my residency I will be working towards sonification protocols as components of the multidimensional and multisensory navigation of large data sets using virtual reality applications, and in the quantification of the reliability of different visual and aural representations in psychoacoustic tests. Theis project is meant to exploit the dual aspect of data sonification, the analytic and the artistic, and provide open source software tools for a novel approach to the dialogue between perceptualization of scientific data and artistic creation: a new computer-aided data-driven composition environment for the sonification, remix and artistic reinterpretation of large data spaces as expressive media.


Marco Buongiorno Nardelli is a computational materials physicist, a composer, flutist and a member of iARTA, the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics, a founding member of the AFLOW Consortium and a Parma Recordings artist. His research activities are focused on the application of ab initio electronic structure techniques to the theoretical study of important aspects of the physics of materials. Current research programs in his group (ERMES) focus on various aspects in the fields of computational materials and high performance simulations. ERMES is a member of the AFLOW consortium, a distributed materials genome properties repository from high-throughput ab-initio calculation ( The ERMES group is also one of the representative members of the QUANTUM ESPRESSO Foundation, a foundation that fosters and supports the design, implementation, maintenance, and free dissemination of high-quality, high-performance open-source scientific software for ab-initio quantum numerical modeling of materials.