Architecture PhD. Dipna Horra presents at the Living Stereo Symposium
Organized by the Sound Studies Group,
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art & Culture
Carleton University, Ottawa
March 9 – 11, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Sterne (McGill University)
Dr. Tim J. Anderson (Old Dominion University)
This conference is about the history and significance of stereo sound reproduction in aural culture. Stereo is everywhere: the whole culture and industry of music and sound became organized around the principle of stereo during the mid twentieth century. But nothing about this – not the invention or acceptance or ubiquity of stereo – was inevitable. Nor did the aesthetic conventions, technological objects, and listening practices required to make sense of stereo emerge fully formed, out of the blue.
This conference features paper presentations on a variety of themes surrounding the history, culture and analysis of stereo sound, from fields such as popular music studies and ethno/musicology, sound and media studies, sociology, gender, film theory, and science and technology studies.
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