Summer 2017

by Jonathan Sterne on 06 May 2017

I am in Montreal mostly, transitioning into sabbatical, which officially begins on 1 July. In fall term I will be in residence as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, in the Epistemes of Modern Acoustics Group. There, with Mara Mills, I will be completing a co-written book manuscript tentative titled The Speed of Sound: A History of Time-Stretching and Pitch Shifting. This summer I am advancing some other writing projects–on Shakespeare, missile mail, and algorithmic mastering (not related to one another)–and doing musical things.

22-26 May 2017: Microsoft Research New England

by Jonathan Sterne on 02 January 2017

Conference on disability and technology, 22 May. I will also be a scholar in residence for the week.

18 May, Montreal

January 2, 2017

“Beyond the Analog Revival: Constructing Digital Models of Analog Signal Processors,” keynote, “Authentic Artifice,” 2017 meeting of the Society for Intermedial Aesthetics.

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15 May 2017, Montreal

January 2, 2017

At Drawn & Quarterly, in conversation with Damon Krukowski about his book The New Analog.

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3 May 2017: Harvard University

January 2, 2017

Keynote, conference on the history of compression. More details TBA.

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23-25 April 2017: Montreal

January 2, 2017

Autism and music event, details TBA.

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Winter 2017

January 2, 2017

I am teaching COMS 611: History/Theory/Technology and COMS 350: Sound Culture. I’m also doing a bunch of service, so travel and writing will be limited. Current writing projects include missile mail, audio mastering, a few signal processing projects, and the experience of loudness.

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23-25 March 2017: Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago

January 1, 2017

Participant, panel on navigating the academic job market in the 21 century.

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Fall 2016

September 5, 2016

I am teaching COMS 411: Disability, Technology, Communication, wrapping up some grant applications, attending other writing projects as time allows and continuing research on a range of topics: missile mail, audio mastering, the future of instruments, and the experience of loudness.

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Summer 2016

July 4, 2016

I am mostly in Montreal, writing a major CFI grant for a digital humanities space at McGill with colleagues, attending to other writing projects as time allows and continuing research on a range of topics: missile mail, audio mastering, the future of instruments, and the experience of loudness.

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