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  • Title: MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Sign, Storage, Transmission)
  • Author: Jonathan Sterne
  • ISBN: 9780822352877
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback

  • MP3 The Meaning of a Format recounts the hundred year history of the world s most common format for recorded audio Understanding the historical meaning of the MP3 format entails rethinking the place of digital technologies in the larger universe of twentieth century communication history, from hearing research conducted by the telephone industry in the 1910s, through theMP3 The Meaning of a Format recounts the hundred year history of the world s most common format for recorded audio Understanding the historical meaning of the MP3 format entails rethinking the place of digital technologies in the larger universe of twentieth century communication history, from hearing research conducted by the telephone industry in the 1910s, through the mid century development of perceptual coding the technology underlying the MP3 , to the format s promiscuous social life since the mid 1990s3s are products of compression, a process that removes sounds unlikely to be heard from recordings Although media history is often characterized as a progression toward greater definition, fidelity, and truthfulness, MP3 The Meaning of a Format illuminates the crucial role of compression in the development of modern media and sound culture Taking the history of compression as his point of departure, Jonathan Sterne investigates the relationships among sound, silence, sense, and noise the commodity status of recorded sound and the economic role of piracy and the importance of standards in the governance of our emerging media culture He demonstrates that formats, standards, and infrastructures and the need for content to fit inside them are every bit as central to communication as the boxes we call media.
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    Commentaires:

    Anna
    Won on in May 2012. A few pages into the book and I can already tell that this book will be terrible to read. The topic is all over the place. One paragraph is about one thing and then the next is talking about something completely different without much of a transfer. The small print and very long paragraphs don't help it any but that may be due to it being an uncorrected proof. Usually in technical books the jargon is the stumbling point in the writing and reading. Amazingly the jargon here i [...]

    xDEAD ENDx
    This was a pretty boring book. Though there is a ton of detail and history of the MP3 and the general evolution of digital audio, it still seems like a surface level analysis. Though Stearne describes this work as a genealogy, it lacks the depth I would expect. It's no revelation these days to say that certain ideologies and corporate/capital interests influence the way things are produced in the world. What is severely lacking in this book is any sort of analysis of how the MP3 or digital audio [...]

    Elizabeth
    Though I went into this book expecting it to be something quite different, I really enjoyed the way that Sterne constructed the history of MP3s by looking WAY back into the early history of auditory technologies. Moreover, I think his theoretical intervention--the idea that privileging format rather than material when studying media--is an important one that comes at exactly the right time. Overall, his is a thorough and often entertaining account of the various parties and circumstances that go [...]

    Kevin Krein
    coming off of reading rlly's autobiography right before opening this, the shift in.ading/comprehension levels was difficult. an interesting book that tracks the technology of the mp3 way back to the early days of the telephone industry and how they have become the most widely used audio format, even though most of the time, they sound terrible.

    Caroline
    This is one of the best music/sound/media books I have read. I recommend it to everyone interested in the history of sound recording and the MP3. Definitely not just for academics (but not, of course, an easy read).

    Ryan Page
    Despite biting off way more than he can chew (the section on Marxist political economy is laughably misinformed, and is apparent even to plebes like me) this is a very useful text. I kept feeling that if he co-authored the book with someone with more technical expertise it would be perfect. Instead, I feel it shies away from examining the technical apparatus underlying the format and largely sticks to abstract models. After noticing glaring errors in some of the earlier chapters, I felt that it [...]

    Duke Press
    “Rigorous and quietly philosophical, MP3 situates this world-conquering format in a broader context than the familiar stories of college kids downloading wild and the death of the recording industry. . . . Sterne’s fascination with the MP3 and its possibilities yields a book that is, really, a history of auditory culture’s startling attempts to beam sound across great distances. . . . Sterne’s MP3 is an important work in various academic fields, but his probing questions about the future [...]

    William Anderson
    This book was a journey. Overall Mp3 may come off a bit dry of a read. The author is clearly an academic, bu mixed in if you pay attention is a decent amount of wit, and clearly a deep understanding of the current cultural climate. Sterne writes from a point of understanding acknowledging privilege within the history of mp3. This book is also thorough and deep tangenting at times to stories about figures related, but giving a wholistically insightful history and cultural exploration of the mp3 f [...]

    GONZA
    Hard to read and hard to understandANKS TO NETGALLEY AND DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK FOR THE PREVIEW

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