2/8 Bregman 4/8 Deutsch 7/8 Hecker 1/8 Höller, Acoustic Anthropology, AHRC, Aleks Kolkowski, Ambiguity, Andy Clark, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Art and Illusion, Art and Illusion for Sound, Arts & Humanities Research Council, Audio Inkblot, Audio Rorschach, Auditory Ambiguity, Auditory Apophenia, Auditory Inkblot, Auditory Pareidolia, Aura Satz, Aural History, Bad Science, Barbara Ellison, BBC Monitoring Service, Ben Goldacre, Brian Dillon, Bristol New Music, Carbonic Oscillation, Charlotte Phillips, CM von Hausswolff, Colston Hall, Contextual Priming, Courtauld Institute, Damion Searls, Day of the Dead, Diana Deutsch, Disembodied Voice, Disinformation, Divine Illusion, Drone Rorschach, EH Gombrich, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Ernst Kris, EVP, Exponential Horn, FACT, Florian Hecker, Formulations, Ghost Hosting, Ghosts, Goldsmiths, Haunted Machines, Haunted Media, Hauntology, Hearing Voices in the Noise, Hermann Rorschach, Iain Forsyth, If The Spirit Moves You, Impakt Festival, Incomprehensible Languages, Inkblot Test, INS, International Necronautical Society, Intricate Universe, Irene Noy, James Lavelle, Jane Pollard, Janet Cardiff, Jean Cocteau, Jean Genet, JG Ballard, Jo Burzynska, Joe Banks, firstname.lastname@example.org, John Berger, John Drever, John Levack Drever, Justine Picardie, Ken Hollings, Konstantin Raudive, Lafayette College, Larry Sider, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Leigh Wilson, Leonardo da Vinci, Liverpool, London Consortium, Louis Rose, Machine and the Ghost, Magnetic Minds, Mangled Human Voices, Marina Warner, Mark Pilkington, Mark Underwood, Mercy, Messages of Death, Michael A. Nees, Mike Kelly, Mishearing, Mishearings, MMK Frankfurt, Modulated Hisses, Morse Tickings, Mortal Engines, Mounir Fatmi, Mysterious Messages, Nathan Jones, Nautil.us, Nautilus, Neil Matheson, No Such Thing As Gravity, Noise A Human History, Noise as New Politics, Noisettes, Oenosthesia, On Chance and Face, Osama bin Laden, Pareidolia, Paul Hibbard, Pedagogies of the Ear, Phantasma Humana, Phantasmatic, Philip Jaeckl, Poetry as I need it, Politics of Listening, Psychology Art and Antifascism, Public Understanding Of Science, Radiophonic Babel, Radiophonic Babel of War, Requiem for 114 Radios, Resonance FM, Robin Rimbaud, Rorschach Audio, Salome Voegelin, Sarah Sparkes, Sas Mays, Scanner, School of Sound, Science Museum, Send reinforcements am going to advance, Send Three and Fourpence Am Going to a Dance, Serpentine Gallery, Shane Butler, Simon & Schuster, Sine-Wave Speech, Some Axioms Musings and Hints on Hearing, Somerset House, Sonic Branding, Sonic Phantoms, Sonic Possible Worlds, Sonic Studies, Sound & Music, Sound Artist, Sound Studies, Sound Studies Network, Spectral Paradigms, Speech Itself is an Art Form, Spiritualism, Steven Pinker, Strange Attractor Press, Surfing Uncertainty, Susan Hiller, Suzanne Treister, Technology and Spiritualism in Nineteenth to Twenty-First-Century Art and Culture, The Ancient Phonograph, The Earliest Form of Recording Technology Was Not a Machine but was Written Language, The Inkblot Experiment, The Inkblots, The Language Instinct, Thomas Y. Levin, Tom McCarthy, Tony Oursler, Transmission and the Individual Remix, Unit for Sound Practice Research, University of Westminster, UNKLE, Victor Hugo, Vocal Phantoms, Ways of Seeing, Wellcome Trust, Why We Hear Voices in Random Noise, William Burroughs, Writing Around Sound, Zone Books
Rorschach Audio – Art & Illusion for Sound – BOOK RELEASE
What are the connections between Leonardo da Vinci and Dick Whittington, between the BBC Monitoring Service and punk band The Clash, between wartime military intelligence work, visual arts theory, battle management systems, Spiritualism, radio and recording technology and criminal witness testimony? What role do JG Ballard, Osama bin Laden, William Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Richard Dawkins, Jean Genet, Adolf Hitler, William Hogarth, Victor Hugo, Joe Meek, Pope Pius XII, Primo Levi, proto-Surrealist writer Raymond Roussel, teenage criminal Derek Bentley, Sigmund Freud and crystallographer Louis Albert Necker play in the disentangling of mysteries of human perception?
Taking a major cue from “Art & Illusion” by EH Gombrich, “Rorschach Audio” is a work of contemporary cultural scholarship and an exploration of the art and science of psychoacoustic ambiguities. Part detective story, part artistic and cultural critique, “Rorschach Audio” lifts the lid on an array of fascinating and under-examined perceptual and political phenomena.
“Rorschach Audio” is essential reading for everyone interested in air-traffic control, anechoic chambers, artificial oxygen carriers, audio art, bell-ringing, cocktail parties, cognitive science, communications interference, compost, the death penalty, Electronic Voice Phenomena, evangelism, evolutionary biology, experimental music, ghosts, the historiography of art, illusions of sound and illusions of language, lip-reading jokes, nuclear blast craters, predictive texting, singing hair, sonic archives, sound design, steam trains, tinnitus, the Turing Test, Victorian blood painting, visual depth and space perception, ultrasonic visual music, ventriloquism, voices and warehouse fires and robberies.
The Institute for Modern & Contemporary Culture – http://tinyurl.com/bryovj5
Trade distribution by Turnaround
Production by Strange Attractor
Published by Disinformation
Hardback, 191 pages
UK £10 Non-Fiction
Psychoacoustics, Art Theory
From → Uncategorized