In "The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies" (Oxford University Press), co-editor Trevor Pinch, professor of sociology and of science and technology studies, takes a look at how sound is experienced in machine shops, design studios, private homes and dance clubs. The book covers everything from the use of bird sounds from the Cornell Lab or Ornithology to early Pixar movies and how Robert Moog, Ph.D. ’64, inventor of a music synthesizer, was used in advertising.
- History - 09:00 New book lays Gallipoli legend to rest
- Business - 08:00 Novartis delivered solid sales and profit growth in the first quarter of 2014
- Computer Science - 06:00 It’s a bubble, but not as we know it
- Physics - Apr 24 Probing the sound of a quantum dot
- Environmental Sciences - Apr 23 Invasive vines swallow up New York's natural areas
- Environmental Sciences - Apr 23 Expert cautions: 'Nature never forgets nor forgives'
- Chemistry - Apr 23 Wearable technologies flourish as functional fashion
- Medicine - Apr 23 UHealth: Leader in Breakthrough Technology
- Agronomy - Apr 23 New dean to lead Faculty of ALES into its second century April 23, 2014 Stanford Blade, CEO of ...
- Medicine - Apr 23 A holistic approach to targeting cancer
- History - Apr 23 Tracing the history of pity
- Arts - Apr 23 An 18th century lesson for the budding musicians of today
- Medicine - Apr 23 Manchester Psoriasis Shout Out raising awareness of the skin condition psoriasis
- Medicine - Apr 23 Fundraisers go behind the scenes at University cancer research labs
- Computer Science - Apr 23 A Key To Enjoying Massive Online Photo Files May Be Giving Up Some Control, Researchers Say
- Civil Engineering - Apr 23 Planning professor-turned- entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data
Contributors to the book, edited by Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld, professor of science, technology and modern culture at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, examine sounds in industrial, scientific and clinical settings across historical periods and national and cultural contexts. Topics include industrial noise in Germany since the 1920s; automobile sounds; scientific field recording in ornithology; underwater music; scientific musical instruments such as the tuning fork and metronome; sounds used in digital games and animation; and iPod culture.
Rather than trying to understand science visually through slides, graphs and telescopes, the book illustrates how listening has contributed to scientific practice. Contributing authors argue that sounds and music, embedded in the fabric of everyday life, art, commerce and politics, affect our perception of the world. Case studies demonstrate how sounds give rise to new forms of listening practices, and the book discusses noise pollution, hearing loss and the "end" of the amateur musician that stems from new sound- and music-related technologies, analog and digital.
Last job offers
- Life Sciences - 24.4
Post-Doctoral Position in Protein Engineering
- Social Sciences - 23.4
Dozentin / Dozent mit Unterrichts- und Forschungstätigkeit
- Computer Science - 23.4
Wissensch. Mitarbeiter/in (70 %) Neue Bildungsinhalte im Bereich Informatik
- Media Sciences - 23.4
Wissensch. Mitarbeiter/in (60 %) Kommunikation und Organisation neuer Bildungsinhalte im Bereich Informatik...
- Literature - 22.4
Doktorand/in Französische Linguistik Schwerpunkt Angewandte Linguistik
- Civil Engineering - 22.4
Wissensch. Mitarbeiterin / Wissensch. Mitarbeiter Luft-Wasserreinheit
- Pedagogy - 23.4
Assistant professor Television Studies
- Study of Religions - 23.4
Assistant professor of Gender, Ethnicity and Religion (0, 7 fte)
- Arts - 23.4
Universitätsprofessorin / Universitätsprofessor für das Fach Klavier / Klavierduo (BV gem. 99 UG 2002)...
- Business - 16.4
Universitätsassistent/in post doc Non Tenure Track (Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track)
- Medicine - 23.4
Professur für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie
- Mathematics - 23.4
Assistant Professorship in Statistics
- Physics - 23.4
WRIPA Project Manager
- Administration - 23.4
Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Public Policy (Public Administration and Management)
- Medicine - 23.4
Asst/Assoc / Professor of Clinical Medicine (Infectious Disease)
- Medicine - 23.4
Assistant / Associate Professor - Pediatric Emergency Medicine