Fall 2010

I am a fellow in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for the 2010-11 academic year. I am making final edits to the manuscript for MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke University Press, 2012) and assembling materials for The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012ish). I am… Continue reading Fall 2010

27-28 January 2011, University of Oregon

27 Jan: “What’s In a Format?: Some New (Old) Politics of Communication Technologies,” Communication and Society Lecture, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oregon. 28 Jan: “Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony and the Imagined Auditor.” Keynote for University of Oregon Symposium on Digital Scholarship.

21 November 2010, Surrey Art Gallery

Keynote: Domesticating Noise (but not the Future of Sound Studies), “Listen Again: The Changing World of Everyday Sound, Audio and Noise.”

9, 12 November 2010, University of California-Santa Barbara

9 November, Seminar on “The MP3 as Cultural Artifact” — Department of Film and Media Studies 12 November, Participant, “Signal Traffic: Art, Infrastructure and Geography,” University of California-Santa Barbara, sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Center for Information Technology and Society.

5 August 2010, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro

“What Difference Does a Format Make? MP3, Mediality and Audibility.” Keynote lecture at Rumos da Cultura da Música: negócios, linguagens, estéticas e audibilidades (Music Culture Trends: Businesses, languages, aesthetics and audibilities). Organized by the Universidade Federal Fluminense and Globo Universidade.

Itinerary 2009-2010

2009 2-4 January, “The Algorithm of the Voice: Suzanne Vega’s ‘Tom’s Diner,’” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City. 23 January, Two events, Department of Music, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Panelist on the future of sound studies and public lecture, “Is Music a Thing?” 12 February, “Is Music a Thing?” New York… Continue reading Itinerary 2009-2010


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