|21 Apr 2008||1:30pm - 5:00pm||CRASSH|
Jonathan Sterne and James Lastra
What is the relationship between a recorded sound and a visual image that purports to depict it? The purpose of this workshop on “Fidelity” is to question some of the interpretative attitudes with which we approach and represent the mechanical recording of sound and visual image, raising issues of referentiality and the index. How does playback reference the sound recorded? Is there an ontological difference between analogue and digital recording techniques? The workshop will foreground the mediated nature of listening and spectatorship, and will stimulate a discussion of the implications of social ways of listening and viewing. This is an excellent opportunity for Cambridge graduates to engage with two leading visiting scholars on a subject that is crucial to current theories of media and mediation.