[Review] Tom Garner (2018) Echoes of other worlds: sound in virtual reality

Magnusson, Thor (2019) [Review] Tom Garner (2018) Echoes of other worlds: sound in virtual reality. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 15 (1). pp. 122-123. ISSN 1479-4713

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Abstract

There is an open season for VR sound. Echoes of Other Worlds ends with a section with this title, and its author, Tom Garner, is right in pointing to the innumerable interdisciplinary possibilities represented by sound in virtual reality. The book is part of the Palgrave Studies in Sound, an excellent series with a unique take on the vibrant research field of sound studies. Edited by Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, the series attempts to understand the relational nature of sound: how it connects with other cultural domains from the perspective of social and aesthetic theory. The author is a Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in sound design for virtual reality. The book provides a solid outline of the nature of sound in virtual reality from a broad techno-philosophical perspective that should benefit anyone creating or analysing virtual reality content.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Locative Sound
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Depositing User: Thor Magnusson
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 14:35
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 14:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81160

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