Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear

Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear

4.8 9
by Steve Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262517957

ISBN-13: 9780262517959

Pub. Date: 08/31/2012

Publisher: MIT Press

Sound can be deployed to produce discomfort, express a threat, or create an ambience of fear or dread--to produce a bad vibe. Sonic weapons of this sort include the "psychoacoustic correction" aimed at Panama strongman Manuel
Noriega by the U.S. Army and at the Branch Davidians in Waco by the FBI, sonic booms
(or "sound bombs") over the Gaza Strip, and high

…  See more details below

Overview

Sound can be deployed to produce discomfort, express a threat, or create an ambience of fear or dread--to produce a bad vibe. Sonic weapons of this sort include the "psychoacoustic correction" aimed at Panama strongman Manuel
Noriega by the U.S. Army and at the Branch Davidians in Waco by the FBI, sonic booms
(or "sound bombs") over the Gaza Strip, and high-frequency rat repellants used against teenagers in malls. At the same time, artists and musicians generate intense frequencies in the search for new aesthetic experiences and new ways of mobilizing bodies in rhythm. In Sonic Warfare, Steve Goodman explores these uses of acoustic force and how they affect populations. Traversing philosophy, science, fiction, aesthetics, and popular culture, he maps a
(dis)continuum of vibrational force, encompassing police and military research into acoustic means of crowd control, the corporate deployment of sonic branding, and the intense sonic encounters of sound art and music culture. Goodman concludes with speculations on the not yet heard--the concept of unsound, which relates to both the peripheries of auditory perception and the unactualized nexus of rhythms and frequencies within audible bandwidths

The MIT Press

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262517959
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
Technologies of Lived Abstraction
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
986,550
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 1998: A Conceptual Event 1

2 2001: What Is Sonic Warfare? 5

3 2400-1400 B.C.: Project Jericho 15

4 1946: Sonic Dominance 27

5 1933: Abusing the Military-Entertainment Complex 31

6 403-221 B.C.: The Logistics of Deception 35

7 1944: The Ghost Army 41

8 1842: Sonic Effects 45

9 1977: A Sense of the Future 49

10 1913: The Art of War in the Art of Noise 55

11 1989: Apocalypse Then 59

12 1738: Bad Vibrations 63

13 1884: Dark Precursor 69

14 1999: Vibrational Anarchitecture 75

15 13.7 Billion B.C.: The Ontology of Vibrational Force 81

16 1931: Rhythmanalysis 85

17 1900: The Vibrational Nexus 91

18 1929: Throbs of Experience 95

19 1677: Ecology of Speeds 99

20 99-50 B.C.: Rhythm out of Noise 105

21 1992: The Throbbing Crowd 109

22 1993: Vorticist Rhythmachines 113

23 1946: Virtual Vibrations 117

24 2012: Artificial Acoustic Agencies 123

25 1877: Capitalism and Schizophonia 129

26 1976: Outbreak 133

27 1971: The Earworm 141

28 2025: Deja Entendu 149

29 1985: Dub Virology 155

30 1928: Contagious Orality 163

31 2020: Planet of Drums 171

32 2003: Contagious Transmission 177

33 2039: Holosonic Control 183

34 Conclusion: Unsound - The (Sub)Politics of Frequency 189

Glossary 195

Notes 199

References 251

Index 265

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knuckles is with julie-su
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im soooo happy :) need someone to share my happy with... wanna get happy with me...lets chat~makayla
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im obese. I need someone to b nice to me. ;(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ayyy Momo is here ! :) xxx ~Momo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wats his gf's name? Vanessa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im at the new chat room u told me to go to for me and u are me and your bro....alaze
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rbcudbchxhdfb-$#__€_¿_¿_¿_€_¿_€___^¿[¿\€_€?^¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can help! Skai :) xx