New Systems, New Aesthetics

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Filimowicz / Simon Fraser University
contact email: 

New Systems, New Aesthetics

This special issue of The Soundtrack will trace the development of new creative practices in connection to the capabilities of emerging technologies. Often in humanities discourses, there is a tendency to get side-tracked with conversations about ‘technological determinism.’ The concept of affordances — or taking up action possibilities in the interaction between an agent and the properties of a system — offers a more nuanced approach to move beyond the traditional notion of deterministic technologies. This issue will explore the practices that emerge in the context of new technical affordances. We are particularly interested in the convergences and divergences with cinematic sound design practices in the creation of audio content for games.

Articles should be 6000-8000 words in Harvard citation format.

Send proposals to mfa13@sfu.ca