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I gave at a talk at the Aalto-Heldig Seminar on 6 February on the topic: “Grooves to Bits: The Energetic Materialities of Sound Archives”. The talk traced the energy and infrastructure of digitization of sound. It covered topics from wax cylinders, the Edison phonograph to the solid state drive. The background research was conducted at the Lautarchiv of Humboldt-University Berlin and the Phonogrammarchive of the Ethnological Museum Berlin.

See: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-centre-for-digital-humanities/grooves-to-bits-the-energetic-materialities-of-sound-archives-samir-bhowmik

The research will also be presented at RE:SOUND 2019, the 8th International Conference for Histories of Media Arts 2019 – Aalborg, Denmark: http://www.mediaarthistory.org/resound