Productive Sounds in everyday spaces

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This workshop examines the changing phenomenal and collective experience of “work” (not necessarily limited to “labor”) in the twentieth century, focusing on one important modality of such experience—sound. We ask how corporations, scientists, and artists turned acoustic or musical sound and listening into a subject of knowledge-generation and intervention in the workplace, and how their investigations have, in turn, been characterized as work. How was sound used to articulate new theories of behavior, express new technological utopias, aestheticize corporate identities, manage affective and psychological states, or redefine productivity across different economic and industrial regimes?
Period27 Apr 201828 Apr 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBerlin , GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • sound
  • labor
  • work