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Acoustemologies of the Closet

William Cheng.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 5758 words.

Many online video games nowadays feature voice-chat capabilities that enable players to speak with one another through microphones connected to computers and gaming consoles. Players who...

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Applying Psychological Plausibility to the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon

Angela Tinwell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 6697 words.

With its roots in psychological writings of the twentieth century, the subject of the uncanny provides ways of critically analyzing why some objects appear eerie or make us feel...

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Avatar Psychology

James K. Scarborough and Jeremy N. Bailenson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 7180 words.

The explosive growth and dissemination of internetworking technology has changed what we may consider community, culture, and society. A major part of this movement toward the virtual is...

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Avoidable Pitfalls in Virtual-World Learning Design

Keysha I. Gamor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 5548 words.

This chapter discusses observations about the common pitfalls when embarking upon a project to design and implement a virtual world. These include the omission of a front-end analysis, the...

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Being More Than Yourself

André Nusselder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 7393 words.

André Nusselder’s chapter references the work of philosophers such as Kierkegaard and Badiou to argue for an ethical framework to regulate the excess of virtuality brought about by the...

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Being Present in a Virtual World

Guiseppe Riva and John A. Waterworth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 7182 words.

This chapter examines the concept of presence in a virtual world. It discusses recent findings of cognitive sciences research to offer a broader definition of presence. It suggests that...

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Breaking the Fourth Wall? User-Generated Sonic Content in Virtual Worlds

Karen Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 6690 words.

The fourth wall is a term borrowed from dramatic theory that considers the theatrical stage as having three walls (two sides and a rear) and an invisible fourth-wall boundary between the...

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Communication in Virtual Worlds

Paul C. Adams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 7391 words.

Virtuality has a long history involving a continuous process of virtualization and revirtualization. In order to recognize the central role of virtuality in human history it is useful to...

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Computational Modeling of Brain Function and the Human Haptic System at the Neural Spike Level

Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 7531 words.

The sense of touch and related haptic capabilities are essential for skilled interaction with our environment. More generally, the study of these capabilities offers a unique window into...

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Cybersex

Ståle Stenslie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 8777 words.

The chapter treats cybersex as a multifaceted form of erotic experience and interaction, explaining how we use digital and computer-based technologies to do it and why. It traces the term...

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Developing Handheld Augmented Reality Interfaces

Mark Billinghurst, Huidong Bai, Gun Lee and Robert Lindeman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 6761 words.

In recent years smartphones and mobile devices have become powerful enough to provide a handheld augmented reality (AR) experience. However, although the hardware is commonplace, there have...

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Distributed Embodiment

John A. Waterworth and Eva L. Waterworth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 6321 words.

This chapter discusses the notion of mediated presence, the feeling of being experientially present in a virtual or mixed reality, and describes how this form of virtuality is developing...

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Do Signals Have Politics? Inscribing Abilities in Cochlear Implants

Mara Mills.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Applied Music. 11740 words.

This article discusses autoexperiments, field notes, and laboratory tests on the hardware and software of cochlear implants. Electroacoustic devices resist seeing-through. Yet in the case...

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Emotions and Altered States of Awareness

Jean-Claude Martin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 4780 words.

This chapter examines the differences between virtuality and reality from the point of view of emotions. It analyzes some definitions and theories of emotion and reviews theater studies...

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EMS

Hugh Davies.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Music Production Engineering; Sound Art; Contemporary Music. 363 words.

[Elektronmusikstudion] (Swed.: ‘electronic music studio’)

The Swedish national centre for electronic music and sound art, in Stockholm. It was preceded by a smaller studio run...

Envisioning the Virtual

Brian Massumi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 8580 words.

This chapter examines the status of the virtual in perception. As understood philosophically, the virtual (or “pure potentiality”) is strictly complementary to the actual, not in opposition...

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Ethics at the Boundaries of the Virtual

Charles M. Ess.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 6993 words.

The chapter first shows how the strong dualisms underlying prevailing understandings of the relationship between “virtual” and “real” in the 1990s have been largely replaced in this century...

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Evolution in Virtual Worlds

Tim Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 10267 words.

This chapter discusses the possibility of instilling a virtual world with mechanisms for evolution and natural selection in order to generate rich ecosystems of complex organisms in a...

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Flirting, Cheating, Dating, and Mating in a Virtual World

Julie M. Albright and Eddie Simmens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 8775 words.

Early theorists in the field of computer-mediated communication posited it would be difficult, if not impossible, to form interpersonal relationships over computer networks because of the...

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Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Jason Freeman and Frank Clark.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Music Production Engineering; Music Education and Pedagogy; Music and Media; Contemporary Music. 482 words.

[GTCMT]

Interdisciplinary research centre for music, computing, engineering, design, and business, founded in 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The...