Critical theory and audible feedback systems: a textual construction of acoustic space

Olmheim, I 2011, Critical theory and audible feedback systems: a textual construction of acoustic space, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Art, RMIT University.


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Title Critical theory and audible feedback systems: a textual construction of acoustic space
Author(s) Olmheim, I
Year 2011
Abstract In this project I set out to devise a series of object specific audible feedback investigations founded in Derridean deconstructive terminology. The parameters for this study were drawn from terminology as it existed in the time period of mid to late 1960s, the era in which Jacques Derrida first published the texts that became the foundation for the theory known as deconstruction. I begin with specific elements within this theory defining my investigations into the physical objects. I then translate the findings from these examinations back into the theory via relevant science of the era from which the deconstructive texts were published, specifically advances within cybernetics that resulted in the new science of systems theory. I am then able to examine these physical objects in terms of their audibility and feedback processes, based in the structures from which the theory was extracted. I do this in order to bridge the gap between the physical investigations into the recording devices, and the theory that initially instigated the project. I link the objects - tape/reel-to-reel/minidisc and dat recorders – which also stem from advances within the natural sciences of the same time period, to draw parallels and connections from these aspects of science into a deconstructive context.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Art
Keyword(s) Jacques Derrida
Deconstruction
Critical theory
Feedback
Recursion
Systems theory
Alvin Lucier
Recording technology
Experimental music
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