Music, discourse and intuitive technology

Impett, Jonathan ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Music, discourse and intuitive technology. AI & Society . p. 1. ISSN 0951-5666 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1007/s00146-020-01126-4)

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This paper proposes that intuitive technologies play a vital role in cognition and cultural reception. The case of music is considered in particular. The perceived temporality of contemporary technology is shown to be an artificial barrier to the acknowledgement of longer-term dynamics.

The increased role of explanatory metaphors from technology is traced across various fields of study. Processes of sense-making – conscious or otherwise – are seen as an informal, unreflected repertory of mechanisms ranging from predictive models to instrumental metaphors. It is suggested that these derive by assimilation and induction from the technological milieu within which the subject develops and operates. The acquisition of these models and metaphors is itself an imaginative process, based on experience ranging from partial expertise to fantastical extrapolation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Intuitive technology, Metaphor, Music, Technics, Temporality
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 31753
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in AI & Society. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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Depositing User: Jonathan Impett
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 17:48
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:03

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