Authenticity in sound design for virtual reality

Tatlow, Stephen ORCID: 0000-0001-5138-4161 (2024) Authenticity in sound design for virtual reality. In: History as Fantasy in Music, Sound, Image, and Media. Music and Visual Culture . Routledge, pp. 161-183. ISBN 9781032271866

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Virtual reality technology offers new opportunities for the creation of immersive historical experiences. With these new opportunities comes new problems. One potentially problematic aspect of immersion within virtual reality is authenticity: the user’s belief that the virtuality they perceive would exist in reality. This chapter examines challenges to authenticity within the sound design of virtual reality environments. These challenges emerge from technical considerations such as technological mediatisation of sound and practical considerations such as audience subjectivity. Drawing on research into sound design, sound technology, historical recreation and other related topics, possible ways to negotiate authenticity within virtual reality are suggested and reasonable expectations for authentic sound design in virtual reality are established.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music > M5-1480 Instumental music > M1470-1480 Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media.
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software > QA76.9 Other topics > QA76.9C65 Computer simulation
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Stephen Tatlow
Date Deposited: 14 May 2024 13:51
Last Modified: 14 May 2024 14:00

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