Sonic presence and spectral technology

Kevin Walker, Oliver Smith, Francesco Tacchini

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


We describe a series of artistic research experiments, each investigating and illustrating aspects of presence phenomena. In each, we utilise digital technologies to invert the prevailing academic approach to presence, with the intention not to teleport a person to another place but to draw attention to unseen phenomena in the here and now, specifically through sound. Our work is grounded in theories of experience, mediation and context, and we follow a methodology merging design practice with computational thinking.


  • sound
  • presence
  • artistic research
  • occult
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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  • Possessed Objects

    Walker, K., Kilic, O., Smith, O. & Tacchini, F., 15 Dec 2014

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

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