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“Rearranging the Files: On Interpretation in Communication History,” The Communication Review 13:1 (Spring 2010): 75-87. Part of a special issue called “Writing from the Archive: Thinking About Media History.” I’m in good company in the ToC, and the other essays are well worth a look. Readers with a university affiliation and a VPN may have […]

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Yet another short one. I feel like I keep doing these forum things when I should be doing full articles. Oh well, such is the life of a chair. I also have this book manuscript on its way, so I shouldn’t complain. Anyway, it’s timely and apropos, what with that Thomas H. Benton guy publishing […]

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“The Cat Telephone,” The Velvet Light Trap #64 (Fall 2009): 83-84. Part of a very interesting dossier on failure with lots of short entries; also a tiny snippet from Chapter 6 of the mp3 book. It is also now on the “text” page of sterneworks. “The Preservation Paradox.” in Sound Souvenirs, eds. Karin Bijsterveld and […]

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“Being ‘in the True’ of Sound Studies” Music, Sound and the Moving Image 2:2 (Autumn 2008): 163-167. I just used this in a seminar for grad students at Cornell’s Science and Technology Studies program. I wrote it in 2006, and feel less “stuck” about it than I did then, but the issue remains relevant.

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I see that I’ve been neglecting this feature of the blog. Here’s a catch-up post starting with something hot off the internet: Jonathan Sterne, Jeremy Morris, Michael Brendan Baker and Ariana Moscote Freire, “The Politics of Podcasting.” In “After Convergence, What Connects?” a special issue of Fibreculture edited by Caroline Bassett, Maren Hartmann and Kate […]