Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857856588

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7661

Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this seemingly obsolete medium became the fastest-growing format in music sales. Whilst vinyl never ceased to be the favorite amongst many music lovers and DJs, from the late 1980s the recording industry regarded it as an outdated relic, consigned to dusty domestic corners and obscure record shops. So why is vinyl now experiencing a 'rebirth of its cool'? Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward explore this question by combining a cultural sociological approach with insights from material culture studies. Presenting vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object, they investigate the reasons behind its persistence within our technologically accelerated culture. Informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and the authors' interviews with musicians, DJs, sound engineers, record store owners, collectors and cutting-edge label chiefs from a range of metropolitan centres renowned for thriving music scenes including London, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, and especially Berlin, what emerges is a story of a modern icon.

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857857312

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7805

Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this seemingly obsolete medium became the fastest-growing format in music sales. Whilst vinyl never ceased to be the favorite amongst many music lovers and DJs, from the late 1980s the recording industry regarded it as an outdated relic, consigned to dusty domestic corners and obscure record shops. So why is vinyl now experiencing a 'rebirth of its cool'? Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward explore this question by combining a cultural sociological approach with insights from material culture studies. Presenting vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object, they investigate the reasons behind its persistence within our technologically accelerated culture. Informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and the authors' interviews with musicians, DJs, sound engineers, record store owners, collectors and cutting-edge label chiefs from a range of metropolitan centres renowned for thriving music scenes including London, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, and especially Berlin, what emerges is a story of a modern icon.

Vinyl

The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

Author: Dominik Bartmanski,Ian Woodward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857856618

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 2038

Vinyl, a contemporary cultural icon, is brought to life through case studies, stories and interviews from buyers, makers, musicians and record producers across the world.

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age

Pressing Matters

Author: Paul E. Winters

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498510086

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 6606

Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters examines the resurgence of vinyl record technologies in the twenty-first century and their place in the history of analog sound and the recording industry. It seeks to answer the questions: why has this supposedly outmoded format made a comeback in a digital culture into which it might appear to be unwelcome? Why, in an era of disembodied pleasures afforded to us in this age of cloud computing would listeners seek out this remnant of the late nineteenth century and bring it seemingly back from the grave? Why do many listeners believe vinyl, with its obvious drawbacks, to be a superior format for conveying music to the relatively noiseless CD or digital file? This book looks at the ways in which music technologies are both inflected by and inflect human interactions, creating discourses, practices, disciplines, and communities.

The Revenge of Analog

Real Things and Why They Matter

Author: David Sax

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8607

One of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016 A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog. David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas. Sax's work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life-and the robust future of the real world outside it.

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

Author: Richard Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131700180X

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 2776

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record is the first in-depth study of the vinyl record. Richard Osborne traces the evolution of the recording format from its roots in the first sound recording experiments to its survival in the world of digital technologies. This book addresses the record's relationship with music: the analogue record was shaped by, and helped to shape, the music of the twentieth century. It also looks at the cult of vinyl records. Why are users so passionate about this format? Why has it become the subject of artworks and advertisements? Why are vinyl records still being produced? This book explores its subject using a distinctive approach: the author takes the vinyl record apart and historicizes its construction. Each chapter explores a different element: the groove, the disc shape, the label, vinyl itself, the album, the single, the b-side and the 12" single, and the sleeve. By anatomizing vinyl in this manner, the author shines new light on its impact and appeal.

Mediated Memories in the Digital Age

Author: José van Dijck

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804756242

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 2977

This book studies how our personal memory is transformed as a result of technological and cultural transformations: digital photo cameras, camcorders, and multimedia computers inevitably change the way we remember and affect conventional forms of recollection.

History in the Digital Age

Author: Toni Weller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415666961

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 4882

The digital age is affecting all aspects of historical study, but much of the existing literature about history in the digital age can be alienating to the traditional historian who does not necessarily value or wish to embrace digital resources. History in the Digital Age takes a more conceptual look at how the digital age is affecting the field of history for both scholars and students. The printed copy, the traditional archive, and analogue research remain key constitute parts for most historians and for many will remain precious and esteemed over digital copies, but there is a real need for historians and students of history to seriously consider some of the conceptual and methodological challenges facing the field of historical enquiry as we enter the twenty-first century. Including international contributors from a variety of disciplines - History, English, Information Studies and Archivists – this book does not seek either to applaud or condemn digital technologies, but takes a more conceptual view of how the field of history is being changed by the digital age. Essential reading for all historians.

Blue Chicago

The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs

Author: David Grazian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226305899

Category: Music

Page: 303

View: 5808

The author combs the Chicago blues scene for signs of authenticity, exploring the modes of promotion and advertising that sometimes distort the experience of the music. Reprint.

Living Stereo

Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound

Author: Paul Théberge,Kyle Devine,Tom Everrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623566657

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 4249

The first comprehensive study of the historical significance of stereo sound in aural and musical culture.

The end of celluloid

film futures in the digital age

Author: Matt Hanson

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 175

View: 3530

The End of Celluloid explores the diverse and inspirational work of such filmmakers as: Lars Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark), Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), David Lynch (Mulholland Drive); as well as computer game creators, music video pioneers, acclaimed commercial directors such as Jonathan Glazer, and digital video artists. The End of Celluloid highlights how exciting and innovative talent and new techniques are infiltrating the mainstream, across platforms--film, advertising, pop promos, animation, web sites, digital TV, FMV (full-motion video in computer gaming). Unlike other books that look at these singular areas, The End of Celluloid joins the dots between these disciplines, offering visual cures and stimulation, with authoritative commentary, suggesting directions for the future and possible evolutionary paths.

Temples of Sound

Inside the Great Recording Studios

Author: Jim Cogan,William Clark

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811833943

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 6994

Recounts the stories of the music world's most notable recording studios and of history-making records that were made at each, from the John Coltrane sessions in Rudy Van Gelder's living room to Frank Sinatra's recordings at Capital Records.

Media, Materiality and Memory

Grounding the Groove

Author: Elodie A. Roy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317098730

Category: Music

Page: 234

View: 3582

Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove examines the entwinement of material music objects, technology and memory in relation to a range of independent record labels, including Sarah Records, Ghost Box and Finders Keepers. Moving from Edison’s phonograph to digital music files, from record collections to online archives, Roy argues that materiality plays a crucial role in constructing and understanding the territory of recorded sound. How do musical objects ‘write’ cultural narratives? How can we unearth and reactivate past histories by looking at yesterday’s media formats? What is the nature, and fate, of the physical archive in an increasingly dematerialized world? In what ways do physical and digital musical objects coexist and intersect? With its innovative theoretical approach, the book explores the implications of materialization in the fashioning of a musical world and its cultural transmission. A substantial contribution to the field of music and material culture studies, Media, Materiality and Memory also provides a nuanced and timely reflection on nostalgia and forgetting in the digital age.

Black-And-White Photography in the Digital Age

Author: Tony Worobiec,Ray Spence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715325612

Category: Black-and-white photography

Page: 144

View: 1238

Black and white photography has always been one of the most popular areas for amateur photographers. In this book, Toby Worobiec and Ray Spence show traditionalists how to use digital techniques without abandoning black and white photography as well as showing them how to produce high quality 'fine art' prints.

Alone Together

Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093663

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 6156

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

Radio in the Digital Age

Author: Andrew Dubber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745681123

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2650

Radio’s influence can be found in almost every corner of new media. Radio in the Digital Age assesses a medium that has not only survived the challenges of a new technological age but indeed has extended its reach. This is not a book about digital radio, but rather about the medium of radio in its many analogue and digital forms in an age characterised by digital technologies. The context of the digital age reveals new insights about the nature of radio. In this important addition to the world of radio scholarship, Dubber provides a theoretical framework for understanding the medium - allowing for complexity and contradiction, while avoiding essentialism and technological determinism. Introducing radio as a series of practices and phenomena that can be understood through a range of discursive categories, this book explores the relationships between radio, music, politics, storytelling and society in a new and thoughtful way. This book will make essential reading for students of media, communication, broadcasting and the digital industries. It offers a timely and comprehensive introduction for anyone who wishes to understand the role of radio in today’s media landscape.

Fully Connected

Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload

Author: Julia Hobsbawm

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472926862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7124

Shortlisted for the CMI's Management Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Business Book Awards 2018 Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines. Humans and machines are in fully connected overdrive - and starting to become entwined as never before. Truly, it is an Age of Overload. We can never have imagined that absorbing so much information while trying to maintain a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex, dissatisfying and unproductive. Something is missing. That something, Julia Hobsbawm argues in this ground-breaking book, is Social Health, a new blueprint for modern connectedness. She begins with the premise that much of what we think about healthy ways to live have not been updated any more than have most post-war modern institutions, which are themselves also struggling in the twenty-first century. In 1946, the World Health Organization defined 'health' as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' What we understood by 'social' in the middle of the last century now desperately needs an update. In Fully Connected Julia Hobsbawm takes us on a journey – often a personal one, 'from Telex to Twitter' – to illustrate how the answer to the Age of Overload can come from devising management-based systems which are both highly practical and yet intuitive, and which draw inspiration from the huge advances the world has made in tackling other kinds of health, specifically nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being. Drawing on the latest thinking in health and behavioural economics, social psychology, neuroscience, management and social network analysis, this book provides a cornucopia of case studies and ideas, to educate and inspire a new generation of managers, policymakers and anyone wanting to navigate through the rough seas of overload.

Photographer's Survival Manual

A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age

Author: Ed Greenberg,Jack Reznicki

Publisher: Pixiq

ISBN: 9781600594205

Category: Law

Page: 127

View: 1918

Provides photographers and visual artists with the most authoritative legal advice available on everything from contracts, subcontracts, releases, and permissions to the copyright laws and all the steps artists should take to register and protect their work.

Tim Book Two

Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco

Author: Tim Burgess

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8957

Tim Book Two is the follow-up to Telling Stories, the hugely successful memoir of Tim Burgess, singer of the Charlatans. In 2012, Tim published his hugely successful and critically acclaimed memoir, Telling Stories. Tim really enjoyed his new role as an author, and so here it is: Tim Book Two - a tale of Tim's lifelong passion for records, the shops that sell them, and the people who make them. In some ways, the biggest events in Tim's life happened in the couple of years after he had finished writing his first book rather than in the forty years before. So he had more to say, but instead of another autobiography he chose a different way of telling the story. Tim set himself a quest. He would get in touch with people he admired, and ask them to suggest an album for him to track down on his travels, giving an insight into what makes them tick. It would also offer a chance to see how record shops were faring in the digital age - one in which vinyl was still a much-treasured format. Tim assembled his cast of characters, from Iggy Pop to Johnny Marr, David Lynch to Cosey Fanni Tutti. Texts, phone calls, emails and handwritten notes went out. Here is the tender, funny and surprising story of what came back.

The New Analog

Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World

Author: Damon Krukowski

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262037914

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 3461

A meditation on what was lost -- and on what is worth preserving -- in the movement away from analog music and culture. Although digital media have created new possibilities for music making and sharing, they have also given rise to new concerns. What do we lose in embracing the digital? Do streaming services discourage us from listening closely? In this book, musician Damon Krukowski uses the sound engineer's distinction between signal and noise to examine what we have lost as a technological culture, and to identify what is worth preserving. Krukowski examines experiences from the production and consumption of music that have changed since the analog era -- the disorientation of headphones, flattening of voice, silence of media, loudness of mastering, and manipulation of time -- and employs them as a lens through which to consider digital culture. When music went digital through such streaming services as Napster and iTunes, it was reduced to signal only, stripped of its analog-era noise. But the analog and the digital need not exist in isolation from one another, Krukowski argue; noise can be as communicative as signal, conveying time, location, and space. The New Analog urges us to reconsider the role of noise in our increasingly digital lives, to appreciate its continued relevance, and to plug in without tuning out.