About Jonathan

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Short (Third Person) Bio

Jonathan Sterne is Professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.  He is author of MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke 2012), The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003); and numerous articles on media, technologies and the politics of culture.  He is also editor of The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012).  His new projects consider instruments and instrumentalities; histories of signal processing; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception. Visit his website at http://sterneworks.org .

A longer, fancier version of my bio can be found on the AHCS website.

A web version of my CV (updated about once a year; in .pdf).

Courses and Publications

Please visit my courses page to peruse my teaching interests.

Read about my books here. See some of my published essays here.

Affiliations and Links:

Department of Art History and Communication Studies
Media@McGill
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Media History Research Centre
History and Philosophy of Science
Centre de recherche sur l’intermédialité
Centre for Critical Studies in Improvisation

Research Methods

See this article for an explanation of my general approach.

My Rider for Talks

Not exactly “no brown M&Ms.”