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Sounding New Media - Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture


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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Ethereal Transmissions The "Tele" of Ph_n_ 2. Celestial Telegraphies 3. Aural Objects, Recording Devices, and the Proximate Apparatus 4. Death, Silence, and the Tape Recorder 5. Immersion 6. Embodying Technology From Sound Effect to Body Effect 7. Atmospheres Conclusion: Music and Noise Notes References Index

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Frances Dyson is Associate Professor of Technocultural Studies at the University of California, Davis.


"Dyson seamlessly integrates theoretical perspectives with the history of technological developments in this thought-provoking work for scholars and practitioners." Choice "An informative book on the still developing role between new media, consumer, and creator." -- Heather Pinson Notes (Music Library Assoc) "Sophisticated and ... ambitious... Dyson's skillful, erudite excavations of rhetorical and conceptual structures bring many benefits." Filter Magazine "A stimulating read... Dyson engages with an impressive range of perspectives. She contributes valuably to contemporary music scholarship. -- Nina Sun Eidsheim, Mandy-Suzanne Wong Organised Sound

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