Political aspects of sound
In the above video, one of my favorite DJ/producers Theo Parrish strolls about Detroit, collecting sounds for the music and beats he makes. Considering Detroit as an example of America’s de-industrialized landscape, it’s fascinating to consider the vitality, creativity, and optimism that exists here.
Physiological aspects of sound
The audio highs section of the Get High Now website is one of my favorites. I also use their app daily. To counter the noise pollution that one encounters in cities, I find this resource invaluable. It also features aural illusions which are delightful to play with and fascinating to think about. It was exciting to have Tom show the McGurk effect in class yesterday. This semester I’m taking Prof. Casasanto’s Body and Cognition course in NSSR’s psychology department. We learned about this effect a couple of weeks ago. I find this interdisciplinary learning really engaging.