Testing Hearing: Authors' Workshop

October 21 | 9:30 to October 22 | 16:45
Workshop
Organizers: 

Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”

Address: 
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Main Conference Hall

 

 

Program Friday, 21 October

Program Saturday, 22 October

 

Friday, 21 October

 

10:15-10:30 Introduction by the organizers

10:30-10:45 Information about proposal process (Marta Tonegutti, Editor, Music, University of Chicago Press)

10:45-11:15 Joeri Bruyninckx (MPIWG) Introduction to the Database "Sound & Science"

 

11:15-11:30 Break

 

11:30-12:15 Viktoria Tkaczyk (MPIWG/HU) The Testing of Hundred Listeners: Otto Abraham's Studies on "Tone Consciousness." Comments by Benjamin Steege (Columbia University)

12:15-13:00 Sebastian Klotz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Murray Island versus Aberdeenshire: Cross-cultural Hearing Tests and the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits, 1898/99. Comments by Jennifer Hsieh (Stanford University) and Viktoria Tkaczyk (MPIWG/HU)

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-14:45 Jennifer Hsieh (Stanford University) "To Hear as I Do": The Concessions of Hearing in a Noise Management System. Comments by Sebastian Klotz (MPIWG)

14:45-15:30 Joeri Bruyninckx (MPIWG) Electrified Equivalence: Testing Avian and Human Hearing in Twentieth-Century Bioacoustics. Comments by Stefan Krebs (University of Luxembourg)

 

15:30-15:45 Break

 

15:45-16:30 Mara Mills (New York University) Useful Hearing. Comments by Jonathan Sterne (McGill University)

16:30-17:15 Stefan Krebs (University of Luxembourg) Testing Spatial Hearing: The Development of the Neumann KU80 Dummy Head. Comments by Alix Hui (Mississippi State University)

 

Saturday, 22 October

 

10:00-10:45 Benjamin Steege (Columbia University) The Test Is No Longer A Test: Günther Anders and the Experimentalization of Hearing Under the Bomb. Comments by Lino Camprubí (MPIWG)

 

10:45-11:00 Break

 

11:00-11:45 Roland Wittje (IIT Madras) Absorption, Transmission, Reflection: Testing Materials in the Laboratory. Comments by Mara Mills (New York University)

11:45-12:30 Lino Camprubí (MPIWG), Alix Hui (MSU) Testing the Underwater Ear: Hearing, Standardizing, and Classifying Marine Sounds During the Cold War. Comments by Roland Wittje (IIT Madras)

 

12:30-13:30 Lunch

 

13:30-14:15 Jonathan Sterne (McGill University) How Signal Processors Hear: Comparing Sonic Technologies and Their Models. Comments by Joeri Bruyninckx (MPIWG) 

 

14:15-14:30 Break

 

14:30-15:15 Closing Discussion

 

 

 

 

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14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: (+4930) 22667-0

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