I was very excited to initiate a conversation with Renée Altergott because her research dovetails with my own in numerous ways. That said, my own research has focused on the history of early sound recording media technologies (and spoken recordings) in Anglo-American contexts, and Renée’s research explores this historical period of the medium in French […]
Article, SPOKENWEBLOG | Alain Corbin, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Brian Kane, Charles Cros, Christophe Donner, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dylan Robinson, Edison, France, François Rabelais, Jason Camlot, Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Listening-Sound-Agency-Forum, Michel Chion, Nina Sun Eidsheim, Pascal Cordereix, Philippe Le Guern, Phonograph, Phonomuseum in Montmartre, Renée Altergott, Scott de Martinville, UCSB Cylinder Archive
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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