Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (Technologies of Lived Abstraction)

Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (Technologies of Lived Abstraction)

Steve Goodman


Sound could be deployed to supply ache, exhibit a probability, or create an atmosphere of worry or dread--to produce a foul vibe. Sonic guns of this type contain the "psychoacoustic correction" aimed toward Panama strongman Manuel Noriega by means of the U.S. military and on the department Davidians in Waco by way of the FBI, sonic booms (or "sound bombs") over the Gaza Strip, and high-frequency rat repellants used opposed to little ones in department shops. even as, artists and musicians generate severe frequencies within the look for new aesthetic stories and new methods of mobilizing our bodies in rhythm. In Sonic Warfare, Steve Goodman explores those makes use of of acoustic strength and the way they have an effect on populations. Traversing philosophy, technology, fiction, aesthetics, and pop culture, he maps a (dis)continuum of vibrational strength, encompassing police and army study into acoustic technique of crowd keep an eye on, the company deployment of sonic branding, and the serious sonic encounters of sound paintings and song tradition. Goodman concludes with speculations at the now not but heard--the thought of unsound, which pertains to either the peripheries of auditory conception and the unactualized nexus of rhythms and frequencies inside of audible bandwidths

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