Dufour, Frank

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Professor Frank Dufour is a "multimedia designer with a focus on sound design, conceptual, interactive and digital arts, aesthetics of digital audiovisual design, the history of contemporary music, and the history of electro-acoustic music. His research is primarily dedicated to the perception of sound and music from a phenomenological perspective."


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    Dream Architectonics: An Interactive Audiovisual Installation
    (MIT Press) Dufour, Frank; Dufour, Lee; Dufour, Frank
    This article presents the processes that guided the production of the interactive artwork DreamArchitectonics, attempting to render perceivable the altered experience of time characteristic of the dream-state. This project originated with the observation of dream reports that were revealed, across a broad variety of contents, to be relatively invariant in form, with this form appearing to function as a mnemonic artifact allowing the dreamer to actually remember dreams. The details of the representational process applied to oneiric time and manifested in these artifacts have been identified to resonate meaningfully with poetic expression, especially in its relationship to the sensation of movement. DreamArchitectonics aims at producing the context for an experiential synthesis of this intuition and acting as the generator of phenomenological data in a disposition that the authors envision as the most fruitful for collaboration between arts and sciences.

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