Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2018

Embargo Period

6-11-2018

Degree Type

Thesis (CMU Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Advisor(s)

James Duesing

Second Advisor

Erin Cosgrove

Third Advisor

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Fourth Advisor

Jesse Stilies

Abstract

This thesis is a historical and critical consideration of headphones. From the early introduction of the stethoscope to the various roles of music within the workplace, labor and its architectural enclosures have shifted with post-industrial work. This essay uses Gilles Deleuze, the history of workplace efficiency, and Muzak to describe the aural shift from a disciplinary society to a society of control.

Media Format

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