“In the year two thouSUUUUUHND….”

Definitely check out this article in The Times. With audio recording technology progressing at warp speed, it’s hard to imagine that just 150 years ago, it seemed unthinkable to be able to record sound and hear it played back.

The recording, that has been reconstituted by scientists, brilliantly reminds us what recorded sound inherently does, even if we’ve become accustomed to it: It literally allows us to touch the past; to feel–through sound–the ephemeral. Unlike a photograph, which only allows a visual impression to spark our imagination, sound waves touch our bodies. A sound recording is our flux capacitor: it makes time travel possible, although only into the past…at least, for now.


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