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dc.contributor.authorTrippett, David
dc.contributor.editorCook, Nicholas
dc.contributor.editorIngalls, Monique
dc.contributor.editorTrippett, David
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-10T13:20:12Z
dc.date.available2021-06-10T13:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-19
dc.identifier.isbn9781107161788
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/323662
dc.description.abstractThis chapter investigates digital technologies that variously assist, enable or simulate musical praxis. The first section sets up an opposition between the idea of the digital tool that augments human agency, and the machinic automatism predicated on the idea that reality is fundamentally number (dataism) and ticks along without the need for human consciousness. This gives rise to the idea that mechanical automatism is also intrinsic to human agency, a strand of posthuman thought on which the rest of the chapter turns. Accordingly, the second section shows how posing algorithmic composition as an expression of the posthuman is problematic. The final section focuses on the synthetic voices of digital assistants from online service providers that generate empathy at the price of a surrogate ‘conscience’. Accommodating this within a humanistic model is possible, but a closing case study of Tod Machover’s futurist opera, Death and the Powers (2010), raises the prospect of what might be called a ‘dark ontology’ of the digital.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.titleDigital voices: Posthumanism and the generation of empathy
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.edition1st
prism.endingPage248
prism.number9
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameThe Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture
prism.startingPage227
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.71120
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/9781316676639.023
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-08-30
dc.contributor.orcidTrippett, David [0000-0002-1252-0324]
dc.contributor.orcidTrippett, David [0000-0002-1252-0324]
dcterms.isPartOfThe Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture
rioxxterms.typeBook chapter
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (638241)
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (PLP-2014-336)
cam.issuedOnline2019-09-03


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