Sonification, Auditory Display, Embodied Cognition, Conceptual Metaphor, Image Schemata, Audio Engineering, Human-computer Interaction, Sound & Music Computing
The current paper takes a critical look at the current state of Auditory Display. It isolates naive realism and cognitivist thinking as limiting factors to the development of the field. An extension of Gibsonís theory of affordances into the territory of Embodied Cognition is suggested.The proposed extension relies heavily on Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Embodied Schemata. This is hoped to provide a framework in which to address the problematic areas of theory, meaning and lack of cognitive re-search in Auditory Display. Finally the current researchís development of a set of embodied auditory models in-tended to offer greater lucidity and reasonability in Auditory Display systems through the exploitation of embodied affordances, is discussed.