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Field Notes on Listening: A Public Reading with Kit Dobson — Feb 23, 2023 (Events)

Montreal, QC / Hybrid - Concordia University - LB-322 in Webster Library / Zoom

At this event Concordia graduate students Klara Du Plessis, Frances-Grace Fyfe, Aaron Obedkoff, Angus Tarnawsky, and Salena Wiener will read aloud passages they have selected from Field Notes and engage Professor Dobson in conversation about questions of sound, listening, land, belonging, and the process of writing about these things.

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Audio Time Travel: An Interview with Annie Murray (Post)

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I first met Annie Murray in 2017 at a job interview (she was the interviewer, I the interviewee—thankfully I got the job), and in 2018 Annie asked me to join the SpokenWeb team as a research assistant. Four years later, we sit down—through our respective laptops—to chat about all things audio. As I soon found […]

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SpokenWeb Listening Practice, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 07, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Terrasse

Working with SpokenWeb’s digital archives of historical literary sound recordings, this session will introduce ideas and methods of listening to sound archives, and will lead participants in listening to and discussion of a selection of clips of recordings that document Montreal poetry readings from the 1960s to the present.

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Listening Together While Apart: Revisiting the SpokenWeb Collective Soundwalk — Jan 26, 2022 (Events)

Virtual Participation - Concordia University - https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/86592174159

This followup Listening Practice session will provide an opportunity for those who took part in the symposium activities to reconnect and discuss the experience as part of an open roundtable discussion

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Unmuting Print: A Conversation with Nicole Furlonge (Post)

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The virtual panel “Teaching with Sound / Sound and Pedagogy,” as part of SpokenWeb’s Listening, Sound, Agency Symposium, brought together scholars on May 19, 2021, to exchange ideas involving sound within the educational context. One of them was Nicole Brittingham Furlonge, who took from her book Race Sounds to present the paper, “‘New Ways to […]

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Decolonizing “Mayakovsky”: Listening to Listening (Post)

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Clint Burnham, Deanna Fong, Linara Kolosov, and Teddie Brock The following pieces expand upon oral responses given at the SpokenWeb event “From Reel to Reel: Animating the Archive” on February 11, 2021. The cultural object at the heart of this discussion was the poem “Mayakovsky,” performed by the Canadian avant-garde sound collective The Four Horsemen. […]

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Special SpokenWeb “Listening, Sound, Agency” edition of the Words and Music Show — May 23, 2021 (Events)

Hosted from Montréal / Tiohtià:ke - Concordia University - Zoom

On the closing night of the 2021 “Listening, Sound, Agency” symposium, Wired on Words partners with SpokenWeb to co-host a special edition of the Words and Music Show.

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The Power of Listening to Voices: An Interview with Nina Sun Eidsheim (Post)

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On Thursday, May 20th, 130-3pm EDT, Nina Sun Eidsheim will deliver a keynote address as part of the 2021 Listening, Sound, Agency symposium. Titled “Re-writing Algorithms for Just Recognition: From Digital Aural Redlining to Accent Activism,” she will argue that “voice- and listening technologies carry and reproduce the same social bias, discrimination, and racism […] as Kodak film and HP cameras [which] were calibrated for white skin colour.” Elaborating on this important research, Nina generously answered some questions about her current projects and interests, providing poignant backstory to her keynote, and inviting all readers to events at her UCLA PEER Lab in the next weeks and months.

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