A mixed framework for new media art reception


  • Michael Filimowicz Senior Lecturer School of Interactive Arts and Technology Simon Fraser University, Canada




In this essay I propose a theoretical assemblage integrating several discursive perspectives towards audience reception in the context of new media art creation, with a focus on sonic works. After reviewing the historical origins of reception theory in reader response and its later appropriation by communication and cultural studies, I argue that a mixed discursive perspective offers a potential refinement of contemporary reception theory as applicable to new media production, in which technological abstractions and complexities may be rich for purposes of production, but fall short in appreciation and communicative value for an audience




How to Cite

Filimowicz, M. (2014). A mixed framework for new media art reception. SoundEffects - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience, 4(1), 41–65. https://doi.org/10.7146/se.v4i1.20482