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Palgrave Studies in Sound

Echoes of Other Worlds: Sound in Virtual Reality

Past, Present and Future

Authors: Garner, Tom A.

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  • Offers a comprehensive examination of the acoustics and psychoacoustics relevant to sound in virtual environments (inclusive of virtual reality and video games)
  • Provides the first the history of sound (non-music, non-speech) within virtual reality/games
  • Contributes to multidisciplinary fields of study, including game design and technologies, computer science, music and sound design and the wider psychology and philosophy of virtual reality
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About this book

This book explores the nature and importance of sound in virtual reality (VR). Approaching the subject from a holistic perspective, the book delivers an emergent framework of VR sound. This framework brings together numerous elements that collectively determine the nature of sound in VR; from various aspects of VR technology, to the physiological and psychological complexities of the user, to the wider technological, historical and sociocultural issues. 
Garner asks, amongst other things: what is the meaning of sound? How have fictional visions of VR shaped our expectations for present technology? How can VR sound hope to evoke the desired responses for such an infinitely heterogeneous user base? This book if for those with an interest in sound and VR, who wish to learn more about the great complexities of the subject and discover the contemporary issues from which future VR will surely advance.

About the authors

Tom A. Garner is a Research Fellow of Interactive Technologies at the University of Portsmouth. His work has appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality, The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio and he is co-author of Sonic Virtuality: Sound as Emergent Perception.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65707-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88086-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Echoes of Other Worlds: Sound in Virtual Reality
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sound
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65708-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65708-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65707-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88086-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 377
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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