A Virtual Symposium on Sound

On September 20, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 18.30 p.m. AEST, the interdisciplinary symposium “more-than-sound. Exploring contemporary themes in sound studies” will be held on youtube at this link.

The symposium, which is organised by the RMIT University, will focus on four themes investigated by today’s sonic scolarship and concerning the organization of sound in public spaces: sonic cities, curated sound, embodied sounds, sonic ambiance.

The symposium schedule is available here.

The symposium will be streamed live and the sessions will remain online after the event.

The access to the symposium is free.

A New Book on Moods and Collective Feelings

In his latest book, The Atmospheric “We”. Moods and Collective Feelings, Tonino Griffero investigates collective feelings from the atmospherological approach by him inaugurated. In particular, he examines the notion of “atmospheric competence” – both the intentional generation of atmospheres and the ability not to be manipulated by them – which also allows him to address the problem whether collective feelings are atmospheres or moods; then, he explores what kind of “we” grounds collective atmospheres referring both to the notion of “well being” and to oppressive atmospheres such as permanent emergency and the uncanny.