Miles describes his residency project in the following statement:
"Natural systems have the potential to fascinate and engage all people. We, as artists, will borrow from the scientific method to facilitate exploration and uncovering of this locales peculiar minutia. Specifically, we will use sensor technologies to gather data, engaging the public to participate, and employ visual analytics and data sonification techniques to uncover patterns inherent in environmental data. Furthermore, the extracted information will provide a point of departure for narratives on the environment that will be shared with participants."
Miles Thorogood is a doctoral student in the Metacreation Lab at Simon Fraser University. At SFU, he is part of a research team exploring the design and development of computationally creative systems, which are systems endowed with behaviours that would be considered creative if done by a human. His specific research models human perception and cognition of sound design and sound art practice in order to understand the motivations and decisions of the creative process. Some outcomes of his research are the development of computational assistive tools for cultural practices and industry.