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 […]
I know things have been quiet around here recently. Mostly, I’m hunkering down and working around here while we’re inbetween houseguests. I’ve got a pile of other people’s writing I’m working through today as I passively ponder how best to present the material in the chapter I’m currently revising/developing, which of the 1000 readings I […]
I woke up this morning intending to write a little bit and catch up on a pile of things to read on my desk. I accomplished neither thing, instead cleaning out my inbox (which is good as a bunch of things had been waiting) and dealing with an avalanche of administrativa (ditto, though today had […]