- List of Common Acronyms Found in the Handbook
- List of Software Found in the Handbook
- List of Games Found in the Handbook
- List of Contributors
- About the Companion Website
- Spatial Reconfiguration in Interactive Video Art
- Navigating Sound: Locative and Translocational Approaches to Interactive Audio
- Defining Sound Toys: Play as Composition
- Thinking More Dynamically about Using Sound to Enhance Learning from Instructional Technologies
- Acoustic Scenography and Interactive Audio: Sound Design for Built Environments
- The Unanswered Question of Musical Meaning: A Cross-domain Approach
- How Can Interactive Music be Used in Virtual Worlds Like World of Warcraft?
- Sound and the Videoludic Experience
- Designing a Game for Music: Integrated Design Approaches for Ludic Music and Interactivity
- Worlds of Music: Strategies for Creating Music-based Experiences in Videogames
- Embodied Virtual Acoustic Ecologies of Computer Games
- A Cognitive Approach to the Emotional Function of Game Sound
- The Sound of Being There: Presence and Interactive Audio in Immersive Virtual Reality
- Sonic Interactions in Multimodal Environments: An Overview
- Musical Interaction for Health Improvement
- Engagement, Immersion and Presence: The Role of Audio Interactivity in Location-aware Sound Design
- Multisensory Musicality in Dance Central
- Interactivity and Liveness in Electroacoustic Concert Music
- Skill in Interactive Digital Music Systems
- Gesture in the Design of Interactive Sound Models
- Virtual Musicians and Machine Learning
- Musical Behavior and Amergence in Technoetic and Media Arts
- Flow of Creative Interaction with Digital Music Notations
- Blurring Boundaries: Trends and Implications in Audio Production Software Developments
- Delivering Interactive Experiences through the Emotional Adaptation of Automatically Composed Music
- A Review of Interactive Sound in Computer Games: Can Sound Affect the Motoric Behavior of a Player?
- Interactive Spectral Processing of Musical Audio
- Let’s Mix it Up: Interviews Exploring the Practical and Technical Challenges of Interactive Mixing in Games
- Our Interactive Audio Future
- For the Love of Chiptune
- Procedural Audio Theory and Practice
- Live Electronic Preparation: Interactive Timbral Practice
- New Tools for Interactive Audio, and What Good they Do
Abstract and Keywords
The concept “presence”—often defined as the sensation of “being there”—has received increasing attention in the last decades. Out of the many domains of application, presence is particularly relevant in relation to Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR). Despite the growing attention in the concept presence, the influence of the auditory modality remains relatively unexplored, compared with its visual counterpart. This chapter provides an overview of past and current conceptualizations of presence and discusses how the auditory modality may influence presence within IVR. After an introduction to the comprehensive topic presence, the latest significant development within presence theory is introduced, Mel Slater’s conceptual framework for describing why individuals may respond realistically when exposed to IVR. With an outset in this conceptual framework, the remainder of the chapter is dedicated to illustrating how sound production and perception relate to the four constituents of the framework: immersion, illusions of place, illusions of plausibility, and virtual body ownership.
Rolf Nordahl is associate professor in the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Niels C. Nilsson is a PhD student in the Medialogy group at Aalborg University, Denmark.
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