Malleability and Machines: Glenn Gould and the Technological Self

Gould Extract.001It was a real pleasure to give a talk at Berkeley this past April on Glenn Gould. The talk looks at how Gould’s interest in material objects, and especially recording technologies, was part of a moral project to redeem the kinds of people created by the concert hall. If you missed the livecast, you can watch the video online here: http://cstms.berkeley.edu/current-events/malleability-and-machines-glenn-gould-and-the-technological-self/. The article-length version is now available in Technology and Culture.

Many thanks to the CSTMS, and especially Massimo Mazzotti, for the invitation.