Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Listening to the history of modern acoustics

Authors
Tkaczyk, Viktoria
Departments
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin
Summary
The Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” initiates a consideration of sound in its dual function as an object of scientific investigation and as an epistemic tool. Acoustic strategies of knowledge production are another of the research group’s interests: What historical knowledge could be acquired or represented only acoustically? When and how were acoustic apparatuses, instruments, and machines deployed as alternative means of research?

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