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Adopting, Adapting, Departing: Early STM at IBM and at Bell Labs

Cyrus C. M. Mody

in Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134941
eISBN:
9780262298186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134941.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter, which discusses the roles of IBM and Bell Labs in the initial development of the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM), finds that scientists at both these organizations followed a ... More


Cage and the Computer: A Panel Discussion

Pritchett James, Tenney James, Culver Andrew, and White Frances

in Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter outlines Cage's aesthetics and discusses how they affected his own pioneering work on computer sound synthesis at the Bell Labs during 1960. James Tenney credits his concentration in ... More


Famous frauds

Gianfranco Pacchioni

in The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A large part of the chapter is dedicated to the story of one of the biggest frauds in science. It is the story of Hendrik Schön and his fantastic discoveries in the field of molecular electronics, ... More


From Brainwaves to Outer Space: John Cage and Karl Jansky

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The natural electromagnetic sound compositions Music for Solo Performer and Whistlers gained Alvin Lucier a reputation in experimental music for working “from brainwaves to outer space,” including in ... More


For More New Signals

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Concurrent with the developing plenitude of sounds from the early avant-garde through the experimental arts in the 1960s, exemplified in John Cage’s “For More New Sounds” (1941), was an expansion of ... More


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