About Jonathan

(click the photo if you need a hi-res version for a printed conference program)

Short (Third Person) Bio

Jonathan Sterne is James McGill Professor of 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) and co-editor of The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age (Minnesota, 2016).  His current projects consider the politics of instruments and signal processing; artificial intelligence and culture; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception. His next book, co-authored with Mara Mills, is tentatively titled Tuning Time: Histories of Sound and Speed. 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
Department of Music Research
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
Media History Research Centre
Centre de recherche sur l’intermédialité

Research Methods

See this article for an explanation of my general approach.

My Rider for Talks

Not exactly “no brown M&Ms.”