Playing By Ear: The Soundscape of Modernity

Princeton University historian Emily Thompson is author of The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933. According to Thompson, the sound in the spaces around us has a history; what we hear in the world and the way we listen result from architectural methods, technological innovations and even the culture at large. Thompson discusses the history of soundscapes on this week’s On The Media:

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