Ways of Hearing is a new book from M.I.T. Press, based on the podcast of the same name produced by Radiotopia, and a response to John Berger’s classic examination of visual culture Ways of Seeing (itself based on a BBC television series). Author Damon Krukowski and MIT Press editor Matthew Browne will discuss how translating a podcast to print both complicates and potentially deepens the project’s examination of how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. The book also features an “interlude" by historian of technology Emily Thompson, and was meticulously designed by James Goggin of Practise.
Presented by M.I.T. Press at LAABF on April 12, 2019. Recording courtesy of Montez Press Radio.