Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

by Jonathan Sterne on 24 November 2020

It’s Covid time! And boy teaching online is a lot of work. Fall 2020 had me teaching COMS 210: Intro to Communication Studies (which I return to after a hiatus) and COMS 608: Sound Studies (this year’s topic: Instruments and Instrumentalities–cotaught with Emily Dolan at Brown). Winter 2021 I am teaching my course on Disability and Technology. Diminished Faculties is back at Duke University Press and going into production for Fall 2021. I am working on Tuning Time: Histories of Sound and Speed (coauthored with Mara Mills) and a big new project on AI and culture. I am also high risk, so I am not doing any traveling until I know it’s safe to do so.

Summer 2020

by Jonathan Sterne on 10 May 2020

Still on sabbatical, but now thanks to Covid, it’s a staybbatical. Compared to most of the world, I am very fortunate. I am revising Diminished Faculties and hope to get it back to the publisher by July. I am working on Tuning Time: Histories of Sound and Speed with Mara Mills. I am trying to not write embarrassing things about covid-19, which appears to be a challenge right now. All of these things will not happen at the exact same time.

Winter 2020

January 1, 2020

I am on sabbatical! I am working on Tuning Time: Histories of Sound and Speed with Mara Mills. I will spend a few weeks at the AI Now Institute in New York where I will learn some stuff. I will make, record, and mix music (not always in that order). When I get reviews back […]

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Fall 2019

September 12, 2019

I am teaching COMS 411: Disability, Technology and Communication (and a secret reading course). I am hoping to send off an imperfect draft of Diminished Faculties for review mid-semester. I am starting a new project on AI and culture. My cancer drug adventures continue.

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Summer 2019

September 12, 2019

Research leave! I am mostly in Montreal. I am working on my book Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment. Summer 2019, I will return to my co-authored book with Mara Mills, Tuning Time: Histories of Sound and Speed, and plan to spend June 2019 in Berlin at the Max Planck Institute for the History […]

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Winter 2019

December 23, 2018

Research leave! I am mostly in Montreal, with side trips to New York City (AI Now), São Paulo (Sonologia), and Los Angeles (UCLA talk and NAMM). I am working on my book Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment. Summer 2019, I will return to my co-authored book with Mara Mills, Tuning Time: Histories of […]

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Fall 2018

September 4, 2018

I am mostly in Montreal teaching COMS 411: Disability, Technology, and Communication. There will be trips to Penn State, the University of Chicago, Northwestern (Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies), Atlanta (American Studies), Oslo. I am submitting a SSHRC Insight Grant application on artificial intelligence and culture. Winter term, I will be returning full time […]

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Summer 2018

May 19, 2018

Mostly in Montreal with a 2 week tour of Europe in June and some vacation. I’m working on a paper on AI and mastering (co-authored with Elena Razlogova), a SSHRC grant application, and an essay on my voice, among other things. I will return to Tuning Time: Histories of Sound and Speed (co-authored with Mara […]

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12 Dec 2017: Berlin

October 26, 2017

Presenting work in progress with Mara Mills. Email the series coordinator for more details.

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Fall 2017

September 11, 2017

I am in residence as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, in the Epistemes of Modern Acoustics Group. With Mara Mills, I will be completing a co-written book manuscript tentatively titled The Speed of Sound: Sequences from the History of Time-Stretching and Pitch Shifting (or is it Tuning […]

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