Audiovisualogie: Bild-Ton Relationen in Kunst, Technik, Wissenschaft und Unterhaltung

Audiovisualogie: Bild-Ton Relationen in Kunst, Technik, Wissenschaft und Unterhaltung

Date: 
02.02.2011 19:30
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2011
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Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin

The digitisation of Audiovisuality has taken place through a hybridisation of media formats, artistic genres and cultural contexts rather than solely technological. The idea behind the lecture by Dieter Daniels is that this development has already been in process for 250 years – since the Enlightenment, in the 19th century and the 1920s until today.

Since the Age of Enlightenment (Louis-Bertrand Castel's Piano Eyes and Friedrich Chladni's Sound Figures) a relation has existed between visual and acoustic phenomena and a paradigm of hybridisation between art, technology, science and entertainment. In the second half of the 19th Century, scientists and inventors including Hermann von Helmholtz (Physiology of Hearing and Vision) and Thomas Alva Edison (Phonograph and Kinetograph) devoted themselves to such questions. In the 1920s, a socio-technical network was developed in Germany of image-sound relations in which heterogeneous subject areas overlap (absolute film, radio phones sound radio play, sound-film technology, electrical engineering, anthropology and synaesthesia).

The digitisation of Audiovisuality has taken place through a hybridisation of media formats, artistic genres and cultural contexts rather than solely technological. The idea behind the lecture is that this  development has already been in process for 250 years.

 

SEE THIS SOUND. Audiovisuology. Essays: Histories and Theories of  Audiovisual Media and Art, hrsg. von Dieter Daniels and Sandra Naumann, Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2011.

 

The lecture will be in German.

 

Technische Universität Berlin, Hörsaal A 053, Fachgebiet Kunsgeschichte A 56, Straße des 17.  Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin, tu-berlin.de

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