Date of Award
Thesis (CMU Access Only)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
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.
Baile, Shobun Rao, "From Factory to Headphones: The Aural Enclosures of Work" (2018). Theses. 140.