Jonathan Sterne and Emily Raine, “Command Tones: Digitization and Sounded Time,” First Monday 11:9 (September 2006): available online at [http://firstmonday.org/issues/special11_9/sterne/index.html]. — In other news, class went great yesterday. It’s good to be back in the classroom.
I awoke inexplicably early this morning, and decided to use my mental freshness to rework my intro lecture to the sound studies seminar. Now I’m totally psyched to teach it and I have to wait 29.5 hours to do it. Oh well. Such is life. I last taught the course 2 years ago in the […]
I’ve finally put the finishing touches on my sound studies syllabus, which is here, for the interested. After messing around with various approaches, I’ve gone back to the required/recommended model, which assures that students can do a reasonable amount of reading in a week, but also points to other stuff that might be essential in […]
I’m not normally given to insomnia, but the 3 hour nap is a big thing in the Rentschler family when vacation is in effect, and I’m more of a no-nap or 30-minute nap kind of guy. 3 hours was my downfall. But that leaves me time for a contemplative post, thanks to Muse passing a […]
“The Historiography of Cyberculture” in Critical Cyberculture Studies eds. David Silver and Adienne Massanari, 17-28. New York: NYU Press, 2006. Carrie’s dad arrives in a few hours. I’m off to the Music Library for some good, wholesome fun with reference materials. Not enough time. I’m cleaning my office until Carrie comes to pick me up.
….for a conference called “Technologies of the Diva” next March, “Sex and the Sound Test: A Short History” Get your mind out of the gutter. I meant secondary sexual characteristics, like pitch of voice. What did you think I was going to discuss? Also, I wish to share this morning’s surprise. Upon a careful reading […]
One of the great perks of being a prof at McGill is something called a P-Card. It is a credit card that bills directly to your research account. It is incredibly useful for buying stuff you need for your research and not having to wait for reimbursement. It’s no good for conference hotels or airline […]