STS.065[J] The Anthropology of Sound

Class Info

Examines the ways humans experience sound and how perceptions and technologies of sound emerge from cultural, economic, and historical worlds. Consider how the sound/noise boundary has been imagined, created, and modeled across sociocultural and scientific contexts. Learn how environmental, linguistic, and musical sounds are construed cross-culturally as well as the rise of telephony, architectural acoustics, sound recording, and the globalized travel of these technologies. Questions of sound ownership, property, authorship, and copyright in the digital age are also addressed.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.065[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. Helmreich.

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

In the Fall 2010 Subject Evaluations, STS.065[J] was rated 6.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Tier II site.

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