21A.507[J] Resonance: Sonic Experience, Science, and Art

Class Info

Examines the sonic phenomena and experiences that motivate scientific, humanistic, and artistic practices. Explores the aesthetic and technical aspects of how we hear; measure or describe vibrations; record, compress, and distribute resonating materials; and how we ascertain what we know about the world through sound. Although the focus is on sound as an aesthetic, social, and scientific object, the subject also investigates how resonance is used in the analysis of acoustics, architecture, and music theory. Students make a sonic artifact or research project as a final requirement. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.507[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Jones and S. Helmreich.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21A.507[J] was rated 5.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Anthropology: Undergraduate Subjects site.

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