A Thousand Years of Audio Recording: Patrick Feaster’s Pictures of Sound

On March 27, 2008, a story ran on the front page of The New York Times that a group of researchers were playing sound recordings older than those of Thomas Edison. This seemed impossible—nonsensical—for Edison, everyone knows, was the father of the phonograph, having invented the machine in 1877. Yet … Continue reading A Thousand Years of Audio Recording: Patrick Feaster’s Pictures of Sound