Jonathan Sterne

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2017-Dec 2017)

PhD, James McGill Professor of Culture and Technology, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Jonathan Sterne is Professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.  He has written widely on the history of sound and other topics, and is currently at work on projects dealing with signal processing, impairment phenomenology, and recent transformations in musical instruments. While at MPI, he is drafting an essay entitled “Listening with Ears, Eyes and Hands: Comparing Music Technologies and Their Models." 

Publications include MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke 2012), The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012), The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003).



Tuning Time: Sequences from the History of Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting


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Sonic Thought—A Media History