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Plug-in to fear: game biosensors and negative physiological responses to music (2015)
Journal Article
Mitchell, H. (2015). Plug-in to fear: game biosensors and negative physiological responses to music. Music and the moving image, 8(1), 37-57. doi:10.5406/musimoviimag.8.1.0037

The games industry is beginning to embark on an ambitious journey into the world of biometric gaming in search of more exciting and immersive gaming experiences. Whether or not biometric game technologies hold the key to unlock the “ultimate gaming e... Read More

Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge (2015)
Journal Article
Mitchell, H. R. (2015). Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge. Leonardo music journal : LMJ : journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 25(25), 21-24. doi:10.1162/LMJ_a_00928

In 2012, the U.K. government launched its Dementia Challenge, authorizing additional funding for dementia research and health care. The search for curative medicines is ongoing, but scientific research reveals evidence that music can play a positive... Read More

Let's mix it up: interviews exploring the practical and technical challenges of interactive mixing in games (2014)
Book
Mitchell, H. (2014). Let's mix it up: interviews exploring the practical and technical challenges of interactive mixing in games. In The Oxford Handbook of Interactive AudioThe University of Hull. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199797226.013.028

Game audio has come a long way since the simple electronic beeps of the early 1970s, when significant technical constraints governed the scope of creative possibilities. Recent years have witnessed technological advancements on an unprecedented scale... Read More

Fear and the musical avant-garde in games: Interviews with Jason Graves, Garry Schyman, Paul Gorman and Michael Kamper (2014)
Journal Article
Mitchell, H. R. (2014). Fear and the musical avant-garde in games: Interviews with Jason Graves, Garry Schyman, Paul Gorman and Michael Kamper. Horror studies, 5(1), 127-144. doi:10.1386/host.5.1.127_1

© 2014 Intellect Ltd Article. If you have ever experienced the cold chill of fear when watching a film or playing a video or computer game, it is highly probable that your responses have been manipulated by composers exploiting the musical resources... Read More

Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood (2009)
Journal Article
Mitchell, H. (2009). Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood. The journal of film music, 2(2-4), (175-200). doi:10.1558/jfm.v2i2-4.175. ISSN 1758-860X

With the birth of sound film, the symphonic film score would begin a journey which would firmly entrench the symphonic score in Hollywood practice and parlance. On route, the symphonic film score would experience many highs and lows, reflecting chang... Read More