My first conference presentation in about seven years remixed materials from The Sound of Things to Come that emphasized the xenomorphic aspect of sonorous object-oriented ontologies in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, Alien, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and Decoder. Great to meet so many amazing scholars and creative thinkers at Tuning Speculation VI, and many thanks to the Occulture for organizing this outstanding event! If you want more, here’s the whole set of highly recommended presentations.
My new contribution to University of Minnesota Press's blog, "Sonic Science Fiction: Programming the Thought Synthesizer" is now live! I outline three modes for programming sonic science fictional thought synthesizers: the ambient glide, the glittering fringe, and the xenomorphic sonorous object.
The Sound of Things to Come is scheduled for release on October 16, 2018, and it is now available for preorder wherever books are sold.