Digital anthropology meets multisensory listening

Taina Riikonen

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In this article, I will discuss listening to binaural recordings of Helsinki metro tunnels through the concepts of digital anthropology and naftology, the philosophy of the experience of oil. The digital is understood in this context as material culture and also as a constitutive part of corporeality. By conceptualising binaural recordings both as instrument and device for sensing the sonic environments, I argue that the acoustic epistemologies within the digital material culture will produce relevant knowledge on sensing and experiencing the changing environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-198
JournalJournal of New Music Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • acoustic epistemology
  • binaural recording
  • Listening
  • urban soundscapes

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Music


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