CMS.407 Media and Methods: Sound

Class Info

Explores the ways in which humans experience the realm of sound and how perceptions and technologies of sound emerge from cultural, economic, and historical worlds. Examines how environmental, linguistic, and musical sounds are construed cross-culturally. Describes the rise of telephony, architectural acoustics, and sound recording, and the globalized travel of these technologies. Addresses questions of ownership, property, authorship, and copyright in the age of digital file sharing. Particular focus on how the sound/noise boundary is imagined, created and modeled across diverse sociocultural and scientific contexts. Auditory examples--sound art, environmental recordings, music--will be provided and invited. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided. Limited to 20.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.407 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Picker.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 38-166.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-M.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Media and Methods: Sound site or on the CMS.407 Stellar site.

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