Of glitch and men: The place of the human in the successful integration of failure and noise in the digital realm

Hainge, Greg (2007) Of glitch and men: The place of the human in the successful integration of failure and noise in the digital realm. Communication Theory, 17 1: 26-42. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2885.2007.00286.x

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Author Hainge, Greg
Title Of glitch and men: The place of the human in the successful integration of failure and noise in the digital realm
Journal name Communication Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-3293
1468-2885
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2885.2007.00286.x
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 26
End page 42
Total pages 17
Editor F. Cooren
Place of publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
410300 Cinema, Electronic Arts and Multimedia
751000 Communication
Abstract Linking the concept of high-fidelity reproduction to histories of representation, we suggest that the former contradicts widely held beliefs about the nature of representation throughout the 20th century. Through analyses of advertisements for certain sound reproduction technologies at different points in history, however, we propose that a shift is taking place that complicates the high-fidelity ideal. This ideal is complicated further still in the musical genre known as glitch, but the full extent of this problematization can only be apprehended through an analysis of the material ontology of the technology used to create this music. Digital technology thus only appears to surpass all previous standards of high-fidelity reproduction because it displaces a human perceptive faculty into the technological apparatus itself.
Keyword Communication
High-fidelity reproduction
Digital technology
Sound reproduction technologies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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