Aaron Trammell

Aaron PhotoCo-Founder and Multimedia Editor Aaron Trammell is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar for Faculty Diversity in Informatics and Digital Knowledge at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He earned his doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information in 2015. Aaron’s research is focused on revealing historical connections between games, play, and the United States military-industrial complex. He is interested in how military ideologies become integrated into game design and how these perspectives are negotiated within the imaginations of players. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Analog Game Studies and the Multimedia Editor of Sounding Out!

Posts for Sounding Out!

Sounding Out! Podcast #48: Sound and Sexuality in Video Games, 19 November, 2015

Sounding Out! Podcast #39: Soundwalking New Brunswick, NJ and Davis, CA, 26 February, 2015

The Dark Side of Game Audio: The Sounds of Affective Control and Mimetic Conditioning, 13 October 2014

Revising the Future of Music Technology, 13 March 2014

Sounding Out! Podcast #27: Interview with Jonathan Sterne, 27 March, 2014

Sounding Out! Podcast #25: Interview with Aram Sinnreich, 30 January, 2014

Experiments in Aural Resistance: Nordic Role-Playing, Community, and Sound, 7 October 2013

Sounding Out! Podcast #19: Solid Gold Summer, 27 July, 2013

Video Gaming and the Sonic Feedback of Surveillance: Bastion and The Stanley Parable, 25 March 2013

SO! Reads: Jonathan Sterne’s MP3: The Meaning of a Format, 5 November 2012

Sounding Out! Podcast Episode #8: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (The Awesomeness)!, 27 July 2012

In the Flesh: Embodiment, Listening, and Transcription, 2 July 2012

Sounding Out! Podcast Episode #6: Spaces of Listening / The Record Shop, 19 April 2012

Orality and Cybernetics in Battleship, 5 March 2012

Pushing Record: Labors of Love, and the iTunes Playlist, 3 October 2011

GLaDOS, the Voice of Postfeminist Control, 1 August 2011

Garageland! Authenticity and Musical Taste, 5 September 2011

Sounding Out! Podcast #3: Awesome Sounds from a Future Boombox, 27 July 2011

Becoming a Bad Listener: Labyrinthitis, Vertigo, and “Passing”, 6 June 2011

Listening to Robots Sing: Garageband on iPad, 4 April 2011

#Tigerblood: Charlie Sheen and Affective Listening, 7 March 2011

Listening to Interiors, Silo #5, 7 February 2011

Y2K, Collective Ritual, and Sound in the New Millenium, 17 January 2011

Bob Seger, Champion of Misfits, 6 December 2010

Remix the Libraries / Collaborative Listening, 1 November 2010

Genre in the Age of Convergence: Mario Paint Composer, 6 October 2010

The Role of Sound in Video Games: Pong, Limbo, and Interactivity, 8 September 2010

What Mixtapes Can Teach Us About Noise: Reading Shannon and Weaver in 2010, 4 August 2010

A Series of Mistakes: Nullsleep and the Art of 8-bit Composition, 15 July 2010

Re: Chuck Klosterman – “Tomorrow Rarely Knows”, 17 June 2010

Formations of Control in Underground Venues, 8 April 2010

Manufacturing Rebellion, Censorship in Music, 22 November 2009

Fandom, Elvis Costello, and Goodbye Cruel World, 10 September 2009

Click here to see all of Aaron’s recent posts.

Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. !!!!!!!, or Blog-o-Versary 7.0 | Sounding Out! - July 28, 2016
  2. A Manifesto on the Occasion of Sounding Out!’s 51st Podcast! | Sounding Out! - February 29, 2016
  3. Sounding Out! Podcast #48: Sound and Sexuality in Video Games | Sounding Out! - November 19, 2015
  4. The Dark Side of Game Audio: The Sounds of Mimetic Control and Affective Conditioning | Sounding Out! - October 13, 2014
  5. A Brief History of Auto-Tune | Sounding Out! - April 21, 2014
  6. DIY Histories: Podcasting the Past | Sounding Out! - April 14, 2014
  7. The Blue Notes of Sampling | Sounding Out! - April 7, 2014
  8. Revising the Future of Music Technology | Sounding Out! - March 31, 2014
  9. Sound Off! // Comment Klatsch #12: Sound and Surveillance | Sounding Out! - December 12, 2013
  10. Sonic Borders: Barry Shank, - November 10, 2013
  11. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Airek Beauchamp, “Queer Timbres, Queered Elegy: Diamanda Galás’s The Plague Mass and the First Wave of the AIDS Crisis” - November 10, 2013
  12. From Mercury to Mars: A Hard Act to Follow: War of the Worlds and the Challenges of Literary Adaptation from Antenna | Sounding Out! - October 18, 2013
  13. Blog-o-Versary 4.0: Sounding Out!‘s Solid Gold Summer Countdown! | Sounding Out! - July 27, 2013
  14. Sounding Out ! Podcast #19: Solid Gold Summer | Sounding Out! - July 27, 2013
  15. Sound Off! // Comment Klatsch #4: Sound and The Digital Humanities, or #dhsound | Sounding Out! - April 4, 2013
  16. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Devon Powers, “Popular Music Studies: An Audible Discipline?” - March 22, 2013
  17. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Tavia Nyong’o, “Freedom Back: Sounding Black Feminist History, Courtesy the Artists - February 25, 2013
  18. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Shana Redmond, “The Sounds We Make Together: Chuck Berry’s Onomatopoeia” - February 25, 2013
  19. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Tara Betts, “They Do Not All Sound Alike: Sampling Kathleen Cleaver, Assata Shakur, and Angela Davis” - February 19, 2013
  20. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Theo Cateforis, “No Control, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying about Sound” - February 13, 2013
  21. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Regina Bradley, “I Like the Way You Rhyme, Boy: Hip Hop Sensibility and Racial Trauma in Django Unchained” - February 5, 2013
  22. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Marcus Boon, “One Nation Under a Groove?: Music, Sonic Borders, and the Politics of Vibration” - February 5, 2013
  23. Sonic Borders: Liana Silva, - January 21, 2013
  24. Further Experiments in Agent-based Musical Composition « Sounding Out! - September 24, 2012
  25. #Blog-O-Versary 3.0 « Sounding Out! - July 27, 2012
  26. In the Flesh: Embodiment, Listening, and Transcription « Sounding Out! - July 2, 2012

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