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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.


Past Meetings

  • December 15, 2022

    We'll be discussing

    McCray, Patrick. 2020. Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

     


  • November 17, 2022

    We'll be discussing a chapter from Katherine McKittrick's 2021 book Dear Science, "(Zong) Bad Made Measure" (pp125-150).
    Magnus Schaeffer will be joining back as discussant!
     

     

     


  • October 20, 2022

    we'll be discussing Cecchetto, David. Listening in the Afterlife of Data: Aesthetics, Pragmatics, and Incommunication.


  • September 15, 2022

    We'll be discussing chapter 4 from
    Sterne, Jonathan. 2021. Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment. Duke University Press.


  • June 10, 2022

    Guest: Dr. Sarah Fuchs. Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures (Syracuse University)
    We'll be discussing an excerpt from Dr. Fuchs's current book project, with the working title Operatic Artifacts: Opera, Archives, and Audio-Visual Media in Paris and the Provinces.
     
    The text for Chapter 4, "Opera and orthophonie in the Laboratoire de la Parole" is attached.
     
    We'll briefly introduce the visitor, begin with introductory remarks on the reading, then discuss participants' questions and other topics of interest to the visitor as appropriate.
     
    All are welcome!


  • May 19, 2022

    Guest visit: Dr. Mara Mills (Media, Culture and Communication, NYU / personal website)
    We'll be discussing Dr. Mills' recent presentation, "Everything is a filter? George Campbell and the development of the electrical filter in the Bell System (1903-1915)."
    A link to the lecture is included in the pdf for the meeting.
    This will be moderated by Magnus Schaeffer, Ph.D. student in Media and Communication at McGill University.
    We'll briefly introduce the visitor, begin with introductory remarks on the reading, then discuss participants' questions as well as topics of interest to the visitor as appropriate.
    All are welcome!


  • April 8, 2022

    Guest: Dr. Peter Sachs Collopy (University Archivist and Head of Archives and Special Collections, California Institute of Technology; personal website)
    We'll be discussing Dr. Collopy's essay, "When Computer Animation Was Analog: Scanimate and the Work of Image Processing."
    This session will be moderated by Dr. Ted Gordon, professor of Music at Baruch College.
    All are welcome!
     
     


  • March 11, 2022

    Guest: Dr. Bernard Geoghegan, Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Digital Media at King's College (London, UK). Also on Monoskop.
    Reading: "Poeticizing Cybernetics:
    Jakobson’s Informatic Infrastructure for Structural Linguistics," an excerpt from Dr. Geoghegan's upcoming book, Code: From Information theory to French Theory (Duke University Press, expected 2022).
     
    Guest sessions are moderated. Our respondent this week will be Dr. Ted Gordon (Baruch College, Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor of Music).
    We'll briefly introduce the visitor, begin with introductory remarks on the reading, then discuss participants' questions as well as topics of interest to the visitor as appropriate.
     
    please note that the reading for this meeting is protected - reach out to ezrateboul@gmail.com for the password.


  • February 11, 2022

    Guest: Dr. Alexandra Hui (Mississippi State University, Department of History)
    Reading: Making Muzak Natural: The sounds of life, death, and the lyrebird in the built
    environment, 1930–1970
    Guest sessions are moderated.
    We'll briefly introduce the visitor, begin with opening remarks on the reading, then discuss participants' questions as well as topics of interest to the visitor as appropriate.
    All are welcome!


  • January 14, 2022

    No Meeting.


Group Conveners

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    Eamonn Bell

    Eamonn Bell is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Durham University. Most generally, his research examines the history of digital technology in relation to contemporary musical production, consumption, criticism, and analysis. He holds a doctoral degree in music theory from Columbia University (2019) and a bachelor’s degree in music and mathematics from TCD (2013).

     

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    Brian Miller

    Brian A. Miller is a lecturer in the Program in Computing for the Arts and Sciences at the University of Michigan. He completed a Ph.D. in music theory at Yale University in 2020, where he has also served as a lecturer. His research focuses on the role of computation in both the intellectual history and current practice of music theory, particularly in relation to the work of music theorist Leonard Meyer and his influential theory of musical style. He has also published on the computer modeling of jazz improvisation and and on Adorno's conception of musical style.

     

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    Magnus Schaefer

    Magnus Schaefer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Magnus works on the early history of digital signal processing in oil prospecting and communications engineering. Magnus holds an M.A. in Art History from Humboldt University, Berlin.

     

     

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