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Aesthetic Seminar. Transduction. On the Intersection of Technology, Culture and Sound Reproducing Technologies

Anette Vandsø. Postdoc Fellow in Aesthetics and Culture, School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. In her current research project she explores the relation between technology, sound and culture.

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Torsdag 10. november 2016,  kl. 14:15 - 17:00


Mogens Zielerstuen, Studenterhuset, AU, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C


School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

How can we understand sound as a constituent of culture, as it is suggested in sound studies? In this presentation Vandsø suggests that we stop thinking about sound as an abstracted, general category detached from its material medium. The presentation uses Gilbert Simondon’s concept of ‘transduction’ as a way to discuss the transducer that transforms acoustic sound to electrical signal – as it is used in various aesthetic experiments and artworks. Through this theoretical perspective she will discuss how such technologies, on a principal level, can act as constituent of culture – of ‘us’ and ‘the world’.


The lecture is open to the public.

Speaker: Anette Vandsø