High Static, Dead Lines : Sonic Spectres & the Object Hereafter, Paperback / softback Book

High Static, Dead Lines : Sonic Spectres & the Object Hereafter Paperback / softback

Part of the Strange Attractor Press series

Description

A literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief. Trees rigged up to the wireless radio heavens. A fax machine used to decode the language of hurricanes.

A broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station to terrorize a city.

A failed computer factory in the desert with a slap-back echo resounding into ruin.

In High Static, Dead Lines, media historian and artist Kristen Gallerneaux weaves a literary mix tape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape, and esoteric belief.

Essays and fictocritical interludes are arranged to evoke a network of ley lines for the "sonic spectre" to travel through-a hypothetical presence that manifests itself as an invisible layer of noise alongside the conventional histories of technological artifacts.

The objects and stories within span from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, touching upon military, communications, and cultural history.

A connective thread is the recurring presence of sound-audible, self-generative, and remembered-charting the contentious sonic histories of paranormal culture.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages, 24 b&w illus.; 48 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Strange Attractor Press
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  • Category: Advertising & society
  • ISBN: 9781907222665

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