Voices Pt. 3: Dork-o-phonics (Jonathan Sterne)

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Voices Pt. 3: Dork-o-phonics (Jonathan Sterne)

Jonathan Sterne is one of the most influential scholars working on sound and listening. His 2003 book, The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction, had a formative influence on the then-nascent field of sound studies. His 2012 book, MP3: The Meaning of a Format, was both a fascinating cultural history and a deep meditation… Continue reading

Voices Part 1: Hut-hut-hike! (Travis Vogan, Jonathan Sterne)

In this first episode of a three-part series called Voices, we’re listening to the sound of American football—specifically the role of voices in the NFL. We start with a rather quirky story from NFL history that speaks to how the voice … Continue reading