Date of Award

3-10-2020

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

College of Fine Arts: Arts Technology

First Advisor

Kristin Carlson

Abstract

This thesis examines how a Fluxus approach to participatory music can leverage environmental metaphors and affordances, heighten user awareness of their interactions through a making-strange approach to musical interaction, and balance functional and creative user experiences in a meaningful and participatory musical interaction. This research has been conducted using the virtual reality experience The Water Is Always Running. This work presents an unusual music-making environment, a 3D kitchen with dishwashing simulation, to explore how a making-strange approach to musical interaction and participation can heighten the awareness of process for the user. To create this work, ideas have been leveraged from acoustic ecology, vaporwave, virtual reality musical instrument design, and human-centered design.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Buckley_ilstu_0092N_11650.pdf

DOI

http://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2020.Buckley.Z

Page Count

86

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