The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World

The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World Author Damon Krukowski
ISBN-10 1620971976
ISBN-13 9781620971970
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher The New Press
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What John Berger did to ways of seeing well known indie musician Damon Krukowski does to ways of listening in this lively guide to the transition from analog to digital culture Having made his name in the late 1980s as a member of the indie band Galaxie 500 Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital And as an artist who has weathered the transition he has challenging urgent questions for both creators and consumers about what we have thrown away in the process Are our devices leaving us lost in our own headspace even as they pinpoint our location Does the long reach of digital communication come at the sacrifice of our ability to gauge social distance Do streaming media discourage us from listening closely Are we hearing each other fully in this new environment Rather than simply rejecting the digital disruption of cultural life Krukowski uses the sound engineers distinction of signal and noise to reexamine what we have lost as a technological culture looking carefully at what was valuable in the analog realm so we can hold on to it Taking a set of experiences from the production and consumption of music that have changed since the analog erathe disorientation of headphones flattening of the voice silence of media loudness of mastering and manipulation of timeas a basis for a broader exploration of contemporary culture Krukowski gives us a brilliant meditation and guide to keeping our heads amid the digital flux Think of it as plugging in without tuning out

The New Analog

The New Analog Author Damon Krukowski
ISBN-10 9781620971987
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 224

The New Analog

The New Analog Author Damon Krukowski
ISBN-10 1620971976
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 256