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VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson, and Theo van Leeuwen


Voice has returned to both theoretical and artistic agendas. In the digital era, techniques and technologies of voice have provoked insistent questioning of the distinction between the human voice and the voice of the machine, between genuine and synthetic affect, between the uniqueness of an individual voice and the social and cultural forces that shape it. This book offers interdisciplinary perspectives on these topics from history, philosophy, cultural theory, film, dance, poetry, media arts, and computer games. Many chapters demonstrate Lewis Mumford’s idea of the “cultural preparation” wh ... More

Keywords: human voice, history, philosophy, cultural theory, film, dance, poetry, media arts, computer games, Lewis Mumford

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262013901
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norie Neumark, editor

Ross Gibson, editor

Theo van Leeuwen, editor

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