Kichang Kim short profile

name

Kichang Kim (ifrypan)

 

country

switzerland

 

university

FHNW HGK

 

department

Graphic Design

 

university address

Vogelsangstrasse 15
4058 Basel

 

university country

switzerland

 

url

http://www.fhnw.ch/hgk

 

id

0025731

 

title

Visualizing sound: why we have different onomatopoeia

 

professor(s)

Prof. Marion Fink, Jinsu Ahn

 

rank

-

 

tags

editorial design book

 

year of making

2013

 

project url

http://www.kikichi.ch/220950/2634699/works/visualizing-sound

 

uploaded

2014-03-14 05:09:50

 

I've often wondered why, despite that people hear the same sounds, people from different countries imitate the sounds differently. I set up my mind to study my theme from this question "Why do different onomatopoeia exist for the same sound in different cultures and languages?" In fact, people are accustomed to imitating sounds depending on their ways because they have studied experienced the sounds in their own cultures and languages. Therefore, people use their mother tongue to imitate sounds and it makes differences. So, I tried to visualized sound in different ways. I decided this topic for my BA thesis and I visualized sounds from common, everyday living. I recorded these sounds while I was riding my bike on my way to school. After that, I made thousands of photos, drawn images and collected some materials from this route. In the end, I got 4books of four different sounds (Vehicle, Bike, Wind, Bird).

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