Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (January 11 - February 5)：
Hudelson’s research examines four technologically-mediated sonic phenomena and their associated cultural milieux to show how each produces a unique conception of the body. Through these four case studies, he argues that sound and sound technology are co-constitutive: sound technology makes sound accessible and manipulable, but it also exerts an epistemological back-pressure on the listener. Hudelson plans to consult with two faculty members of the field at NYU Shanghai. Professor Anna Greenspan’s global perspective on cyberculture will be particularly informative for Hudelson’s chapter on ASMR. Professor Marianne Petit’s artistic practice may offer alternative ways of conceiving of the various forms of “amateur science” that Hudelson’s dissertation explores. He also plans to research similar techno-cultural phenomena taking place amid the rapid modernization underway in present-day China.