Jonathan Sterne


Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Art History & Communication Studies program at McGill University. He writes about sound and music, communication technologies old and new, contemporary cultural studies, and a range of other matters. He has published in numerous journals and his books include The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Production (2003), The Sound Studies Reader (2012) and his most recent book MP3: The Meaning of a Format (2012), which considers the mp3 as a historical, cultural and political artifact.