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Jon Weinel is a London based artist, writer, and researcher whose main expertise is in electronic music and audio-visual media. In 2012 Jon completed his AHRC-funded PhD in Music at Keele University regarding the use of altered states of consciousness as a basis for composing electroacoustic music. His electronic music and visual music compositions have been performed internationally at festivals such as the ICMC, Fort Process, and Seeing Sound, while his writings have been featured in Leonardo Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, OUPblog, and others. In 2018 his book Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media (Oxford University Press) was launched at VJ London, and featured in THE WIRE magazine. Jon has held academic posts at Keele University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Aalborg University (Denmark), where he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow, and Coventry University, where he holds a Lectureship in Digital Media.  He is a Full Professional Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), belongs to the Computer Arts Society specialist interest group, and is a co-chair and proceedings editor for the EVA London (Electronic Visualisation and the Arts) conference.

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Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
Domes Engineering & Materials Science
Chemical analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Visual music Arts & Humanities
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
Electronic equipment Engineering & Materials Science
Brain Engineering & Materials Science
Screening Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2007 2019

Augmented Unreality: Synesthetic Artworks & Audio-Visual Hallucinations

Weinel, J., 26 Sep 2019, The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. Grimshaw, M., Walther-Hansen, M. & Knakkergaard, M. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. (In-Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Designing Game Audio Based on Avatar-Centred Subjectivity

Weinel, J. & Cunningham, S., 12 Jul 2019, Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Filimowicz, M. (ed.). Routledge, Vol. (In-press). p. (In-press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

EVA London (Electronic Visualisation and the Arts): Proceedings of EVA London 2019

Weinel, J. (ed.), Bowen, J. (ed.), Diprose, G. (ed.) & Lambert, N. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) British Computer Society.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Deep Subjectivity and Empathy in Virtual Reality: A Case Study on the Autism TMI Virtual Reality Experience

Weinel, J., Cunningham, S. & Pickles, J., 1 Jul 2018, New Directions in Third Wave HCI. Filimowicz, M. & Tzankova, V. (eds.). Germany: Springer, Vol. I - Technologies. p. 183-203 21 p. ( Human–Computer Interaction Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Virtual reality
Acoustic waves

EVA London (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts) : Proceedings of EVA London 2018

Bowen, J. (ed.), Weinel, J. (ed.), Diprose, G. (ed.) & Lambert, N. (ed.), 10 Jul 2018, British Computer Society. 424 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Cultural Heritage
Visual Artists

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Inner Sounds: Inducing an altered state through sound and music

Jon Weinel (Speaker)
8 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Inner Sound book review in Gonzo (circus)

Jon Weinel


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Improvising with light: Nova Express psychedelic light show

Jon Weinel


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research