Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Video games open portals into fantastical worlds where imaginative play prevails. Sound Play explores the aesthetic, ethical, and sociopolitical stakes of people's engagements with audio phenomena in video games-from sonic violence to synthesized operas, from democratic musical performances to verbal sexual harassment. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Video games open portals to fantastical worlds where imaginative play and enchantment prevail. These virtual settings afford us considerable freedom to act out with relative impunity. Or do they? Sound Play explores the aesthetic, ethical, and sociopolitical stakes of people's creative engagements with gaming's audio phenomena-from sonorous violence to synthesized operas, from democratic music-making to vocal sexual harassment. William Cheng shows how video games empower their designers, composers, players, critics, and scholars to tinker (often transgressively) with practices and discourses of music, noise, speech, and silence. Faced with collisions between utopian and alarmist stereotypes of video games, Sound Play synthesizes insights across musicology, sociology, anthropology, communications, literary theory, philosophy, and additional disciplines. With case studies spanning Final Fantasy VI, Silent Hill, Fallout 3, The Lord of the Rings Online, and Team Fortress 2, this book insists that what we do in there-in the safe, sound spaces of games-can ultimately teach us a great deal about who we are and what we value (musically, culturally, humanly) out here.
Foreword by Richard Leppert
Video Games Live cover image printed with permission from Tommy Tallarico
About the Author:
William Cheng is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press 1899-12-30, 1899. Condizione libro: Fine. 0199969965 LIKE NEW/UNREAD!!! Text is Clean and Unmarked! Has a small black line on edge of pages. Tracking is not available for orders shipped outside of the United States. **Heavier books will require additional postage for International** PA Sales Tax is included in purchase price. Codice libro della libreria OX39HC15NOV-LN-0199969965
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 262 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0199969965
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