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Dr. phil. Steffen Lepa M.A.

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Scientific collaborateur in cluster-of-excellence research project Medium und Emotion

Leader of research project:
"Survey Musik und Medien. Empirische Basisdaten und theoretische Modellierung der Mediatisierung alltäglicher Musikrezeption in Deutschland"


Office hours: Tuesdays 12-14h (Room H 2001 E)
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Contact:

E-Mail: steffen.lepa AT tu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 314 29313
Telefax: +49 30 314 21143

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Research interests

  • Media reception / media use
  • Media education / instructional design
  • Social research methodology
  • Computer-based research and analysis instruments
  • Neurocognitive social media psychology
  • Bologna process and study programmee evaluation
  • Digital Cultures and media philosophy
  • Sound design, film music, multimedia production
  • youth culture / adolescence research

 

 

Publications

A Spatial Audio Quality Inventory (SAQI)
Citation key lindau_spatial_2014
Author Lindau, Alexander and Erbes, Vera and Lepa, Steffen and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Brinkmann, Fabian and Weinzierl, Stefan
Pages 984–994
Year 2014
DOI 10.3813/AAA.918778
Journal Acta Acustica united with Acustica
Volume 100
Number 5
Note 00000
Abstract The perceptual evaluation of spatial audio systems may be based on singular auditory qualities such as the localization accuracy or the perception of coloration, on overall criteria of perceptual accuracy such as plausibility and authenticity or on detailed catalogues of auditory qualities. However, only the latter will be suited for the perceptual characterization of a simulation’s technical shortcomings and allow for its focused improvement. Therefore, a common vocabulary containing all perceptual attributes which are relevant in this context appears desirable. Existing vocabularies for the evaluation of sound field synthesis, spatialization technologies and virtual acoustic environments were often generated ad hoc by authors or were focused on specific perceptual aspects or on specific spatialization techniques only. To overcome limitations with respect to the relevance and completeness of these vocabularies we have developed a Spatial Audio Quality Inventory (SAQI) for the perceptual evaluation of all spatial audio technologies used for the (re)synthesis of acoustic environments. It is a consensus vocabulary comprising 48 verbal descriptors of auditive qualities assumed to be of practical relevance when comparing (re)synthesized sound fields to real or imagined references or amongst each other. The vocabulary was generated by a Focus Group of 21 German speaking experts for virtual acoustics. Five additional experts helped verifying the unambiguity of all descriptors and the related explanations. Moreover, an English translation was generated and verified by eight bilingual experts. This article describes the applied methodology and presents the English version of the final vocabulary.
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Curriculum Vitae

since 2012
Project leader of national-funded research project “Survey Musik und Medien. Empirische Basisdaten und theoretische Modellierung der Mediatisierung alltäglicher Musikrezeption in Deutschland” as part of the DFG-priority programme DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms “Mediatisized Worlds” .

since 2010
Postdoc researcher at the Audio Communication Group, Institute for Language and Communication at Technical University of Berlin, in the research project “Medium und Emotion” as part of the Berlin Cluster of Excellence network “Languages of Emotion

2009 – 2010
Teaching appointment for questionaire design and graphical data analysis with SPSS at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

2009 – 2010
Scientific lecturer (social research methodology) at the Institute for Pedagogics der Universität Oldenburg

2009 – 2010
Teaching appointment for multivariate statistics at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

September 2009
Promotion to a Doctor of Philosophy (“summa cum laude”) by the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences of Oldenburg University with the dissertation thesis:
“Jenseits des Films. Quantitativ-inhaltsanalytische Rekonstruktion von filmischen Verstehens- und Aneignungsprozessen mit Hilfe der Postrezeptiven Lesartenanalyse (PLA)”, supervised by Prof. Yvonne Ehrenspeck (general pedagogics) und Prof. Bernard Kittel (social research methodology)

2007 – 2010
Scientific lecturer (media education, social research methodology) at the Institute for Pedagogics at Oldenburg University

2007 – 2009
Teaching appointment for statistics with SPSS at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

2005 – 2009
Teaching appointment for digital audio editing at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

2005 – 2007
Scientific research assistant in the national funded research project “Kommunikatbildungsprozesse Jugendlicher zur Todesthematik und Filmische Instruktionsmuster” at the Arbeitsbereich “Philosophie der Erziehung” (Prof. Dieter Lenzen) at Freien Universität Berlin

2005 – 2006
Teaching appointment for information psychology at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

2003 – 2005
Master Study of Media Management at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (Master of Arts degree, final grade: 1,5 / ECTS-Grade B – very good)

2003 – 2005
Responsible leader of the digital audio studio of the Central Media Service Unit at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

2002
Student research assistent at the BmBF/MWK-funded research project “CRIMP – Criteria for Evaluation of Audiovisuals in Multimedia Production“, of the Research Centre L3S, University of Hannover

1998 – 2003
Master study of Media Studies, Psychology and Media Technology at the Technical University of Braunschweig and Braunschweig University of Fine Arts (Master of Arts degree with final grade: 1,3)

1997 – 1998
Alternative civilian service at the daycare house for the elderly disabled of Lebenshilfe gGmbH, Braunschweig

1997
University entrance diploma (“Abitur”) in English, Music, History (bilingual) und Computer Science at the Gymnasium Ricarda-Huch-Schule, Braunschweig, Germany (final grade: 1,8)

born on July, 30th 1978 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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