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Call for abstracts for SoundEffects: Participation in Auditory Culture

SoundEffects has just announced a call for abstracts for another 2019 issue "Participation in Auditory Culture". The deadline is November 11.

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.

Nowadays, the easy availability of open-source software for sound editing and synthesis, as well as online sharing services, drastically lowered the professional and financial barriers for sound production and distribution. With this special issue, we want to explore the new ways of participatory sound-making and exchange brought about by the prosumer/produser culture. At the same time, we also want to look back at the sonic practices and phenomena of the past, such as the call-in radio shows or mixtapes, with this new participatory optics.

For full text of the call see: https://www.soundeffects.dk/announcement/view/657

Important deadlines:
Abstract deadline (300 words): November 11, 2018
Decision regarding the abstracts: December 3, 2018
Article deadline (depending on a positive review of the abstract): March 4, 2019
Published: Summer 2019

Please send your abstract to vkeylin@cc.au.dk