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Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373155-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7315-5
... Track three is concerned with the comparison between different audio formats. Enumerating the specific pros and cons of the various means of playback—magnetic tape, vinyl, CD, MP3, streaming—the author professes a flexible sense of affinity, depending on what the music and playback circumstance...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373155-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7315-5
... Track three is concerned with the comparison between different audio formats. Enumerating the specific pros and cons of the various means of playback—magnetic tape, vinyl, CD, MP3, streaming—the author professes a flexible sense of affinity, depending on what the music and playback circumstance...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373155-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7315-5
... opposed to the ephemerality of digital formats. A short personal recounting of the author’s involvement in reissuing vinyl on CD follows, ending with a section in which nine explanations of the resurgence of vinyl are offered. ...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373155-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7315-5
... opposed to the ephemerality of digital formats. A short personal recounting of the author’s involvement in reissuing vinyl on CD follows, ending with a section in which nine explanations of the resurgence of vinyl are offered. ...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012702-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1270-2
...1The Computational Unconscious Technology as a Racial Formation God made the sun so that animals could learn arithmetic without the succession of days and nights, one supposes, we should not have thought of numbers. The sight of day and night, months and years, has created knowledge of number, and...
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By Robin James
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
..., and the End of Normal. Boston: Beacon, 2012. Halford, Susan, and Mike Savage. Speaking Sociologically with Big Data: Sym- phonic Social Science and the Future for Big Data Research. Sociology 51, no. 6 (2017): 1132 48. Hardesty, Larry. Extracting Audio from Visual Information. mit News, August 4...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
... users encounter these tapes as two- dimensional jpegs, the close-up images lend tactility and a clear sense of format to streaming audio files. Despite efforts to do this transmedial work at grassroots organ izations such as the lha, most digital archives of lgbtq+ materials work at a pace informed by...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008897-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0889-7
... positioned among the metal. For too long I didn t know what I was looking at. The punctum, as Roland Barthes puts it.2 The detail that affects and pricks me. Plastic outlasts the human. But the button is also the studium that provides in- formation. The material link to the dis appeared person wearing the...
Published: 18 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012023-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1202-3
... Mya in the video production of Formation, and this inclusion of gender queer voices alerts listeners to the absent presence of queer of color visibility.34 The absent presence is found in the fact that Big Freedia s voice is heard in many audio clips of the song, yet Big Freedia s gender queer...
Published: 09 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004646-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0464-6
... distinguishes deep interdisciplinarity thus: [What is at stake is] the formation of practitioners who are neither artists nor engineers, [but] who are equal parts both (2009, 33). In alliance with Penny, the mode of research- creation argued for in this book works from the premise that interdisciplinarity...
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009177-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0917-7
... Dis- ney Jams cds that packaged the Radio Disney format of pop, novelty, and 66 ó Chapter Two oldies songs (with few or no Disney acts) for retail sale, which topped the new Billboard Top Kid Audio chart. At the same time, rec ord labels includ- ing Disney were declining to sign even successful in de...
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By Rinaldo Walcott
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
.... Kempf, 105 36. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2009. Arendt, Hannah. Essays in Understanding, 1930 1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitar- ianism. New York: Schocken Books, 1994. Baker, Houston A., Jr. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Barrett, Lindon...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... like Spotify.1 Black- oriented stations, which since the mid-1970s have been driven more by preprogrammed formats than by DJs, are rendered invisible by Billboard metrics that consistently show white artists topping the r&b/Hip- Hop chart.2 And on the am side of the dial, National Public Radio...
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By Robin James
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... remakes and renaturalizes all that political baggage in forms more compatible with twenty- first- century technologies and ideologies which is exactly what the neoliberal episteme does with its calculative rationality. According to Foucault, an episteme s rules of formation . . . are to be found only in...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012160-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1216-0
... ephemera. Some practices have receded from use and memory. In Pierre Bourdieu s seminal work on class the technological heart of movie culture · 267 formation through manifestations of taste, Distinction, he made a brief obser- vation that cinephiles spend a lot of time transcribing film credits onto cata...
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... THE AUDIBLE PAST to be found in the brute fact of the technology itself. Instead, we would have to ask the same questions of cd, dvd, or mp3 players, hard-disk recorders, wireless telephones, and digital-audio workstations that we asked of the telephone, the phonograph, and the radio. Why these...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
..., 193nn11 14 liminoid activities, 176 listening practices, 75 77, 79 loops, audio, 71 72, 88, 91. See also Party People, audio loops Lorde, Audre, 279 81 Louis, Joe: animal meta phors for, 107 9, 111 13; antiblackness, confronting, 105; black Americans, significance for, 105 7; and dialectical images, 116...
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By Cait McKinney
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
..., 183 84; how-to guide, 188; lha s collec- tion, 153 54, 157, 158; noise reduction and compression, 176, 177 78, 202 3; preserva- tion aim of, 181; pro cess and technology, 31, 174 76. See also oral history; streaming audio Baran, Paul, 41, 42, 62, 229n21 Baym, Nancy, 94 Beins, Agatha, 19, 44, 227n110...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012696-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1269-6
... character Lady in Pedro Pietri s play The Masses Are Asses, I reimagine the ethical, affective, and sensorial conse- quences of protracted US military invasion in the Puerto Rican and Caribbean archipelagos. Puerto Rican women actants have erupted subjectivity as audio- visual, perfor- mative, and...
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By Cait McKinney
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
... full of audio- tapes and ended sorting through boxes of telephone hotline call logs. The differences between these materials the often- invisible, strange paths taken to get from one to the other are precisely the proj ect s point. Studying in- formation activism means following information as it...