Wednesday, March 04, 2009

3/12 Full of Sound and Theory

When: Thursday, March 12, 1-2:30PM
Where: 340 Moffitt (Center for New Media Commons)

Our next meeting will center on radio and digital recording. We will discuss one essay about the very early days of radio (Denis Hollier, “The Death of Paper: A Radio Play”), and one essay about the cultural impact of mp3 technology (Jonathan Sterne, “The mp3 as Cultural Artifact”). Among other issues, we might want to consider the different temporal and ontological modes that distinguish radio and mp3 podcasting, the changing structure of address available to each medium, the shifting terrain of copyright concerns in the move from radio broadcasting to file sharing, and how an emphasis on sound might reconfigure some of the basic assumptions in the often visually dominated field of new media studies.

Discussion Leader: Tom McEnaney, Comparative Literature