We decided to make our way toward the Sistine Chapel right away, but had no idea how many rooms there were between the starting point and the chapel itself.They were so unique that we took our time exploring each one.We kick off our month of thinking critically about listening with a post by media historian Brian Hanrahan, who listens deeply to sonic traces of the past to prompt us to question our desires for contemporary media representations of “reality.” It also marks the global 100 year anniversary of World War I this August 2014: a moment of silence. Stoever, Editor-in-Chief — For some reason that I don’t fully understand, I am very emotionally moved by the space around a sound.I almost think that sometimes I am recording space with a sound in it, rather than sound in a space.The second is that selection only removes alleles from the gene pool and therefore removes the variation that exists because of mutations.
Figure C of the supplemental material from the paper by Foley RA, Lahr MM (2015) Lithic Landscapes: Early Human Impact from Stone Tool Production on the Central Saharan Environment. The researchers surveyed other published estimates of stone-tool densities in other areas of Africa.Welcome to World Listening Month 2014, our annual forum on listening in observation of World Listening Day on July 18th, 2014.World Listening Day is a time to think about the impacts we have on our auditory environments and, in turn, its affects on us [for the full deets, peep our recent post by Eric Leonardson, Executive Director of the World Listening Project].The maps were based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti.The rooms also had a lot of relics, books and artifacts preserved by the Vatican.An acoustic artifact is a compound of materiality, form and meaning, but also a place where technology meets desire.Old recordings meet the listener’s longing halfway; they invoke a reality always out of reach.–Walter Murch If you want to listen to the past, there’s never been a time like the present.Every year, it seems, new old recordings are identified, new techniques developed to recover sounds thought irrecoverable.I decided to go with the scrambled eggs, sausage and a sweet bread made with chocolate chips. Just as I suspected, it was as tasty as the ones I’d had in Sorrento.Following breakfast, we hopped on the metro train that was literally steps from our hotel and took it from our stop, Vittorio Emanuele, toward Vatican City. I purchased tickets to the Vatican Museum in advance, which made entering a breeze.