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Technology and How To Listen

From: Next Generation Radio
Series: NPR's Next Generation Radio
Length: 03:26

A look at how the development of technology has forever changed the way we listen - to music, film and radio. Adeline Goss reports.

Default-piece-image-1 In the early 1900s American cities started to fill with noise from factories, traffic and construction. City dwellers barricaded themselves in new soundproofed buildings, and thanks to new technology, recording ?pure? sound became an art. Emily Thompson, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow looks at how technology forever changed the way we listen - to music, film and radio. Adeline Goss reports.

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In the early 1900s American cities started to fill with noise from factories, traffic and construction. City dwellers barricaded themselves in new soundproofed buildings, and thanks to new technology, recording ?pure? sound became an art. Emily Thompson, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow looks at how technology forever changed the way we listen - to music, film and radio. Adeline Goss reports.

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