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Jennifer Hsieh, "Listening Brackets and Noise Limits: An Ethnographic Study of Noise Management in Taiwan"

This talk examines the moving boundary between sound and noise through an analysis of Taiwan’s noise management apparatus. Whether one uses sound level meters, official standards, or the perceptions of everyday subjects, the category of noise remains under contestation. Jennifer will explore how the materiality of sound interacts with social processes to produce noise as a cultural object.

Details

When:

Friday, May 8, 2015. 04:00 PM

Where:

Humanities Center Board Room

Sponsor:

Material Imagination, Humanities Center, Department of Art & Art History, Department of Anthropology, Department of English
tackett@stanford.edu