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Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Paul Roquet

Abstract

Contemporary life is increasingly shaped through attunement to the atmospheric affordances of the media environment. Ambient Media delves into the use of music, video, film, and literature as tools to tune this atmospheric self. The book traces the emergence of mood-regulating media in Japan from the environmental art and Erik Satie boom of the 1960s and 70s to the more recent emphasis on “healing” styles. Focusing on how ambience reshapes those dwelling within it, Ambient Media explores the working of atmospheres designed for affective calm, rhythmic attunement, embodied security, and urban c ... More

Keywords: Ambient music, Mood regulation, Brian Eno, Mediation, Japanese visual culture, Subtractivism, Cinema studies, Erik Satie, Aesthetics, Attunement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816692446
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Roquet, author