The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

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Author: Roger T. Dean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199715930

Category: Music

Page: 624

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The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.

The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music

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Author: Roger T. Dean,Alex McLean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190226994

Category: Music

Page: 680

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With the ongoing development of algorithmic composition programs and communities of practice expanding, algorithmic music faces a turning point. Joining dozens of emerging and established scholars alongside leading practitioners in the field, chapters in this Handbook both describe the state of algorithmic composition and also set the agenda for critical research on and analysis of algorithmic music. Organized into four sections, chapters explore the music's history, utility, community, politics, and potential for mass consumption. Contributors address such issues as the role of algorithms as co-performers, live coding practices, and discussions of the algorithmic culture as it currently exists and what it can potentially contribute society, education, and ecommerce. Chapters engage particularly with post-human perspectives - what new musics are now being found through algorithmic means which humans could not otherwise have made - and, in reciprocation, how algorithmic music is being assimilated back into human culture and what meanings it subsequently takes. Blending technical, artistic, cultural, and scientific viewpoints, this Handbook positions algorithmic music making as an essentially human activity.

The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies

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Author: Sumanth Gopinath,Jason Stanyek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019991365X

Category: Music

Page: 512

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The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies consolidate an area of scholarly inquiry that addresses how mechanical, electrical, and digital technologies and their corresponding economies of scale have rendered music and sound increasingly mobile-portable, fungible, and ubiquitous. At once a marketing term, a common mode of everyday-life performance, and an instigator of experimental aesthetics, "mobile music" opens up a space for studying the momentous transformations in the production, distribution, consumption, and experience of music and sound that took place between the late nineteenth and the early twenty-first centuries. Taken together, the two volumes cover a large swath of the world-the US, the UK, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, France, China, Jamaica, Iraq, the Philippines, India, Sweden-and a similarly broad array of the musical and nonmusical sounds suffusing the soundscapes of mobility. Volume 2 investigates the ramifications of mobile music technologies on musical/sonic performance and aesthetics. Two core arguments are that "mobility" is not the same thing as actual "movement" and that artistic production cannot be absolutely sundered from the performances of quotidian life. The volume's chapters investigate the mobilization of frequency range by sirens and miniature speakers; sound vehicles such as boom cars, ice cream trucks, and trains; the gestural choreographies of soundwalk pieces and mundane interactions with digital media; dance music practices in laptop and iPod DJing; the imagery of iPod commercials; production practices in Turkish political music and black popular music; the aesthetics of handheld video games and chiptune music; and the mobile device as a new musical instrument and resource for musical ensembles.

The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio

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Author: Karen Collins,Bill Kapralos,Holly Tessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199797226

Category: Music

Page: 594

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As audiences are increasingly no longer solely listeners but also active producer-consumers, and as video games and other interactive systems increasingly permeate our daily lives, understanding interactivity and its impact on the audience has never been more important. A collection of newly commissioned chapters on interactivity in music and sound edited by preeminent scholars in the field, this book marks the beginning of a journey into understanding the ways in which we interact with sound, and offers a new set of analytical tools for the growing field of interactive audio. What does it mean to interact with sound? How does interactivity alter our experience as creators and listeners? What makes interactive audio different from non-interactive audio? Where does interacting with audio fit into our understanding of sound and music? What does the future hold for interactive media when it comes to our musical and sonic experiences? And how do we begin to approach interactive audio from a theoretical perspective? The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio answers these questions by exploring the full range of interactive audio in video games, performance, education, environmental design, toys, and artistic practice. Examining these questions from a range of approaches -- technological, emotional, psychological, and physical -- the book provides a thorough overview of the fascinating experience of interactive sound.

The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

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Author: Mark Grimshaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199826161

Category: Computers

Page: 773

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The book is a compendium of thinking on virtuality and its relationship to reality from the perspective of a variety of philosophical and applied fields of study. Topics covered include presence, immersion, emotion, ethics, utopias and dystopias, image, sound, literature, AI, law, economics, medical and military applications, religion, and sex.

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies

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Author: Edwin H Case Professor of American Music George E Lewis,Benjamin Piekut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195370937

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 616

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Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.

The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics

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Author: John Richardson,Claudia Gorbman,Carol Vernallis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985103

Category: Music

Page: 752

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This handbook provides powerful ways to understand changes in the current media landscape. Media forms and genres are proliferating as never before, from movies, computer games and iPods to video games and wireless phones. This essay collection by recognized scholars, practitioners and non-academic writers opens discussion in exciting new directions.

The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing

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Author: Rafael A. Calvo,Sidney D'Mello,Jonathan Gratch,Arvid Kappas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199942234

Category: Psychology

Page: 603

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Affective computing (AC) is a multidisciplinary field encompassing computer science, engineering, psychology, education, neuroscience, and other disciplines. AC research explores how affective factors influence interactions between humans and technology, how affect sensing and affect generation techniques can inform our understanding of human affect, and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems involving affect at their core. The volume features 41 chapters and is divided into five sections: history and theory, detection, generation, methodologies, and applications.

Making Music with Sounds

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Author: Leigh Landy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041580678X

Category: Music

Page: 208

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Making Music with Soundsoffers a creative introduction to the art of making sound-based music. It introduces the elements of making compositions with sounds and facilitates creativity in school age children, with the activities primarily for 11-14 year old students. It can also be used by people of all ages becoming acquainted with this music for the first time. Sound-based music is defined as the art form in which the sound, rather than the musical note, is the basic unit and is closely related to electronic music and the sonic arts. The art of sound organisation can be found in a number of forms of music--in film, television, theatre, dance, and new media. Despite this, there are few materials available currently for young people to discover how to make sound-based music. This book offers a programme of development starting from aural awareness, through the discovery and organisation of potential sounds, to the means of generating and manipulating sounds to create sequences and entire works. The book’s holistic pedagogical approach to composition also involves aspects related to musical understanding and appreciation, reinforced by the author’s online pedagogical ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS II).

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Bayesian Analysis

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Author: Anthony O' Hagan,Mike West

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 924

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Bayesian analysis has developed rapidly in applications in the last two decades and research in Bayesian methods remains dynamic and fast-growing. Dramatic advances in modelling concepts and computational technologies now enable routine application of Bayesian analysis using increasingly realistic stochastic models, and this drives the adoption of Bayesian approaches in many areas of science, technology, commerce, and industry. This Handbook explores contemporary Bayesian analysis across a variety of application areas. Chapters written by leading exponents of applied Bayesian analysis showcase the scientific ease and natural application of Bayesian modelling, and present solutions to real, engaging, societally important and demanding problems. The chapters are grouped into five general areas: Biomedical & Health Sciences; Industry, Economics & Finance; Environment & Ecology; Policy, Political & Social Sciences; and Natural & Engineering Sciences, and Appendix material in each touches on key concepts, models, and techniques of the chapter that are also of broader pedagogic and applied interest.

The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization

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Author: Johan Wagemans

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199686858

Category: Psychology

Page: 1095

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Perceptual organization comprises a wide range of processes such as perceptual grouping, figure-ground organization, filling-in, completion, perceptual switching, etc. Such processes are most notable in the context of shape perception but they also play a role in texture perception, lightness perception, color perception, motion perception, depth perception, etc. Perceptual organization deals with a variety of perceptual phenomena of central interest, studied frommany different perspectives, including psychophysics, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and computational modeling.The Oxford Handbook of PerceptualOrganization provides a broad and extensive review of the current literature, written in an accessible form for scholars and students. This is the state-of-the-art reference work on this topic, and will be so for many years to come.

Playing with Something That Runs

Technology, Improvisation, and Composition in DJ and Laptop Performance

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Author: Mark J. Butler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912262

Category: Music

Page: 280

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Winner of the 2015 PMIG Outstanding Publication Award from the Society of Music Theory The DJs and laptop performers of electronic dance music use preexistent elements such as vinyl records and digital samples to create fluid, dynamic performances. These performances are also largely improvised, evolving in response to the demands of a particular situation through interaction with a dancing audience. Within performance, musicians make numerous spontaneous decisions about variables such as which sounds they will play, when they will play them, and how they will be combined with other sounds. Yet the elements that constitute these improvisations are also fixed in certain fundamental ways: performances are fashioned from patterns or tracks recorded beforehand, and in the case of DJ sets, these elements are also physical objects (vinyl records). In Playing with Something That Runs, author Mark J. Butler explores these improvised performances, revealing the ways in which musicians utilize seemingly invariable prerecorded elements to create novel improvisations. Based on extensive interviews with musicians in their studios, as well as in-depth studies of particular mediums of performance, including both DJ and laptop sets, Butler illustrates the ways in which technologies, both material and musical, are used in performance and improvisation in order to make these transformations possible. An illuminating look at the world of popular electronic-music performance, Playing with Something that Runs is an indispensable resource for electronic dance musicians and fans as well as scholars and students of popular music.

Mind & Body

Wie Gehirn und Psyche die Gesundheit beeinflussen - Wissen & Leben Herausgegeben von Wulf Bertram

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Author: Rüegg, Johann Caspar

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 379453204X

Category:

Page: 224

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Ein Buch aus der Reihe "Wissen & Leben" „Es ist der Geist, der sich den Körper baut“ (Friedrich Schiller) Welche Zusammenhänge bestehen zwischen Gehirn, Emotionen und Körper? Wie werden traumatische Erfahrungen erinnert; kann man sie löschen oder „überschreiben“? Wie beeinflussen frühkindliche Erlebnisse die Gesundheit? Und wie kann Meditation das Gehirn verändern? Die aktuellen Erkenntnisse der Hirnforschung, Immunologie und Genetik werfen zahlreiche spannende Fragen auf. Wissenschaftlich fundiert, anschaulich und unterhaltsam erklärt der bekannte Heidelberger Physiologe Johann Caspar Rüegg die komplexen Wechselwirkungen zwischen „mind“ und „body“ und wie man sie gezielt nutzen kann. Neue Denk- und Verhaltensweisen, aber auch spirituelle Erfahrungen können Veränderungen hervorrufen, die über unsere Psyche auf den Körper wirken – denn: Gesundheit beginnt im Kopf! In der 3. Auflage ergänzt ein Kapitel zur „sprechenden Medizin“ das breitgefächerte Themenspektrum. Rüegg zeigt auf, wie Worte nachhaltig die Funktionsweise des Gehirns verändern: Sie können die Wirkung von Medikamenten verstärken und sogar wie ein Medikament wirken. Ein neues Glossar erklärt kurz und präzise über 50 Fachbegriffe. Ein geist- und lehrreiches Lesevergnügen für alle, die mehr über die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Gehirn, Psyche und Körper wissen möchten!

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

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Author: William H. Dutton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

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Internet Studies has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary fields to emerge over the last decade. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students in this area, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied and how the research agenda should be pursued in the future. The Handbook aims to focus on Internet Studies as an emerging field, each chapter seeking to provide a synthesis and critical assessment of the research in a particular area. Topics covered include social perspectives on the technology of the Internet, its role in everyday life and work, implications for communication, power, and influence, and the governance and regulation of the Internet. The Handbook is a landmark in this new interdisciplinary field, not only helping to strengthen research on the key questions, but also shape research, policy, and practice across many disciplines that are finding the Internet and its political, economic, cultural, and other societal implications increasingly central to their own key areas of inquiry.

Activating Diverse Musical Creativities

Teaching and Learning in Higher Music Education

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Author: Pamela Burnard,Elizabeth Haddon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472589130

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Activating Diverse Musical Creativities analyses the ways in which music programmes in higher education can activate and foster diverse musical creativities. It also demonstrates the relationship between musical creativities and entrepreneurship in higher education teaching and learning. These issues are of vital significance to contemporary educational practice and training in both university and conservatoire contexts, particularly when considered alongside the growing importance of entrepreneurship, defined here as a type of creativity, for successful musicians working in the 21st century creative and cultural industries. International contributors address a broad spectrum of musical creativities in higher education, such as improvisational creativity, empathic creativity and leadership creativity, demonstrating the transformative possibilities of embedding these within higher music education teaching and learning. The chapters explore the active practice of musical creativities in teaching and learning and recognize their mutual dependency. The contributors consider philosophical and practical concerns in their work on teaching for creativity in higher music education and focus on practices using imaginative approaches in order to make learning more interesting, effective and relevant.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

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Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Grosse Erwartungen

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Author: Charles Dickens,Karl Reinhardt,Marie Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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