Stuart McFarlane is a programmer, musician and award-winning designer.
Stuart’s current research is “Exploring Internet CO2 Emissions as an Auditory Display (AD)“. This research explores the effectiveness of an AD for the sonification of perceived internet e-waste of CO2 emissions to a user when performing internet inquiries. Underpinning the theoretical backbone of his research is a focus on AD that is guided by soundscape theory, and on approaches to sonification to convey subtle, unobtrusive, and useful information. Stuart is fascinated with the salient and or ambient interpretations of a range of sonifications when placed in context. More broadly he is interested in how sound is perceived as information. His design methodology is based on an iterative process with a strong focus on making, testing and evaluation.
Stuart publishes, exhibits, lectures and consults in the field of design. His works works are held in the permanent collection of the Powerhouse Museum Sydney and the private collection of Rossana Orlandi Milan.