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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Suisman This article reframes the history of recorded sound to take phonographs and player-pianos into account on more or less equal terms. It argues that the two technologies developed in complementary, dialectical relation to each other: one analog, storing and conveying an acoustic event...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in fact examples of an early, nonmusical genre in commercial phonography known as the “descriptive specialty,” which often involved studio reenactments of current events. Like other descriptive specialties, these recordings were meant to exhibit the phonographic medium to capture audience attention. Using...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Stadler ∙ Introduction Typically, such histories tell a story that goes something like this: Edison invented the phonograph in 1876 as an instrument capable of both recording and playing back sound. He introduced it to the public in 1877, believing that its marketability would hinge primarily...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... voices certainly falls into the force field of the posthuman. Because technologically mediated human voices were considered nonhuman due to their mechanical embodiment, various cultural mechanisms had to be instantiated in order to reinscribe humanness and presence; early discourses on the phonograph...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... an article on “graphic phonetics” in Scientific 44 Mills ∙ Deaf Jam American; this publication influenced Thomas Edison as he worked on the phonograph.39 A stated goal of their research was “a more scientific method of education for deaf mutes, by conveying to the mind of the latter...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (4 (153)): 125–151.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., since I have a theory and a concept, a ‘thinker-tinker.’” 54 Here, Invisible Man references electricity's mythical early mediations—Benjamin Franklin's kite and key and Thomas Edison's inventions, including electric lights and the phonograph. In so doing, he places himself in a familiar technological...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (1 (98)): 115–140.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and phonographs) and as sources of “raw material” (i.e., musical talent) for recording purposes. 24 Almost simultaneously, these companies began to record African Ameri- can and Afro-Cuban bands during the mid- to late 1920s. It was through...