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Augmented unreality: synesthetic artworks and audio-visual hallucinations

Augmented unreality: synesthetic artworks and audio-visual hallucinations

Weinel, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-5347-3897 (2019) Augmented unreality: synesthetic artworks and audio-visual hallucinations. In: Grimshaw-Aagaard, Mark, Walther-Hansen, Mads and Knakkerga, Martin, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 2. Oxford Handbooks, 2 . Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 301-320. ISBN 9780190460242 (doi:

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Jonathan Weinel deals with the representation of hallucinations within audiovisual media. Weinel forms his discussion around the concept of augmented unreality, providing examples from films, VJ performances, video games, and other audiovisual media to show how sounds are used to represent hallucinations. His focus is on the material design of the representations of hallucinations, and he discusses how the form of visual and auditory hallucinations may serve as the basis for audiovisual artworks. In conclusion, Weinel provides a set of structural norms that define representations of psychedelic hallucinations, and he hypothesizes that, given improvement of digital technologies, the boundaries between external reality and synthetic unreality might gradually dissolve.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a draft of a chapter/article that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 2 by/edited by Mads Walther-Hansen, Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, Martin Knakkergaard due for publication in 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: augmented reality, sound design, altered states of consciousness, hallucination, synesthesia, audiovisual media
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Sound-Image Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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