Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Language of Screen Media
Why is it that in space no one can hear you scream but everyone seems to be speaking English?
Contemporary media culture is as much a sonic and acoustic culture as it is a visual culture. Perhaps more than ever, sound carries cultural meaning, and the spaces we inhabit are soundscapes as much as landscapes and cityscapes.
Taking up the challenge of the sonic dimension of contemporary media culture, the 2011 NECS conference on “Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Languages of Screen Media” addresses the cultural meanings of sound with a particular focus on the cultural dynamics of language in screen media.
The conference will take place from 23 June 2011 to 26 June 2011 (23rd-24th June at King's and 25th-26th June at Birkbeck).