The rising prominence of interactive media and technologies has brought about an increased scholarly interest in participatory phenomena. This issue of SoundEffects aims to put a sonic spin on participation studies and emphasize the dialogic and participatory aspects of auditory culture. Sound remaining a primary medium of human communication carries with it an urgency to be heard and answered, offering rich possibilities for participatory processes, whether technologically mediated or not, which nevertheless remain underexplored in contemporary sound studies.Read more about Call for Abstracts: Participation in Auditory Culture
We hear and listen using our auditory sense. However, it has been acknowledged within several disciplines from neuroscience to humanistic approaches that our sensory system is not isolated in single senses but is working as an ensemble. Especially the close relation between hearing and touching – the auditory and the haptic sense – has been of growing interdisciplinary interest within the last decade from different perspectives: sound studies, affect studies, perception and cognitive science as well as psychology and neuroscience. With this special issue on Sound and Senseswe would like to invite research within the frame of the journal’s general aim of taking a humanity-based approach to sound and sound experience.
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Abstract deadline (300 words): August 13, 2018Read more about Call for Abstracts: Sound and Senses, Vol 9, No 1 (2019)