Forthcoming Article in Technology and Culture!

Just got word that my article “The Maniac Making Machine: A Media Genealogy of Delayed Auditory Feedback” has been formally accepted for publication in the journal Technology & Culture! The piece looks at the history of delayed auditory feedback beginning in the late 1940s, focusing particularly on the work of speech-hearing researcher Grant Fairbanks (pictured below with his colleague William Everitt and the machine in question). This has been long in the making, based on work at the University of Illinois Archives in 2014. Apparently T&C won’t be able to officially publish the piece until early 2021(!) so here’s a draft version (to hopefully be replaced with a more formal “preprint” before too long).

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