The Queue

Although it is hard to say these days, I have an inkling that it is nearly morning. As if to prove my point, I see others around me rubbing their eyes, seemingly waking up as well. To relax my hunched shoulders, I lean with my body over my cart and yawn extravagantly, whilst making sure…

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gardening tools for my balcony

  At first glance, Jordi de Vetten’s photographs lull you into comfortable familiarity, with images of the everyday that signal towards a mundaneness of suburbia. You think you know exactly what you see: a garage door, traffic lights, a tree. But each image documents slippage, the not-quite-right and the disruptive, enclosing a narrative that the…

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Call for Papers: 2.1 ‘Contamination’ [Extended deadline!] Contribute to the third issue of our research journal

[Extended deadline!] For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the theme of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to [email protected] by February 3. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due March 2. Originating from the Latin…

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Call for Board Members

Call for Board Members *** Please note that we are no longer looking for new board members or participants for the academic year 2019-2020. If spots do open up we will post about it here and on social media. *** Would you like to be part of a student-run journal that functions as a platform…

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Towards an Acoustemology of Time Acquiring and aligning an aural knowledge of flows of time

In this addition to the “Practices of Musicking” series, author Edda Starck explores the creation and acquisition of aural knowledge through listening-oriented practices. How do we come to both hear and think of the passing of time, and how can listening situate us to the rhythms that punctuate and proliferate our daily lives in a way in which we can hear how we and the objects that comprise our aural soundscapes pass through time?

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