The sound of locative media

BEHRENDT, FRAUKE (2012) The sound of locative media Convergence, 18 (3). ISSN 1354-8565

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Official URL: http://con.sagepub.com/content/18/3/283.abstract

Abstract

This article develops an alternative perspective to the visual bias in locative media discourses by focusing on the role of sound in locative media and related discussions. This sonic perspective allows us to understand the temporal, situated and embodied aspects of locative media. Informed by debates from sound studies and mobile media studies, a locative smart phone application where users experience specific sounds depending on their locations, is discussed. The concept of 'Placed Sounds' is introduced for a more detailed analysis of locative sound experiences. A framework for analysis is developed to discuss how locative sound engages with the auditory aspects of our spatial perception, how immersion operates for locative media and sound, and also to consider the role of situated experience, the role of walking as remixing, and how agency and exclusion operate in locative sound. This framework explains how walking operates in terms of interacting with locative media, and how we experience being immersed in physical and media contexts at once via sound.

Item Type:Journal article
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P304 Electronic Media Studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P390 Media studies not elsewhere classified
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P320 Sociology of Media
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1177/1354856512441150
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
ID Code:9670
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:13 Jan 2012 12:09
Last Modified:28 Feb 2013 17:17

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