Results for Tag #technology

El Picó. In Search of One’s Own Sound

A unique Colombian SST, the picó consists in one or more large speaker boxes, hosting one or more drivers, beautifully hand-painted with colourful artworks representing the name of each unique set, mainly blasting African music such as soukous, highlife and makossa, among other genres. SST welcomes new bloggers José Camilo Ríos Alarcón and Adriana Alexandra Ayala […]

  • Posted on 25 May 2022
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Sound Systems and Ecosystems 

Sound system cultures have intimate histories that implicate them in global networks of ecologies, infrastructures, and multiple instances of environmental and energy justice issues. In this blog, Sonic Street Technologies Research Assistant, Aadita Chaudhury reflects on some of the ways these domains intersect and interact at the site of sound system culture’s development and practice. […]

  • Posted on 19 May 2022
  • by Aadita Chaudhury
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Jack Sowah’s Dancehall Archive: A Legacy of Videography, Spectacle and Culture

Every culture needs adequate archiving of spaces and practices unique to that culture, whether through […]

  • Posted on 12 April 2022
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Dance A Yard Before You Dance Abroad

‘Dance a yard before you dance abroad’ refers to the notion of conquering your own territory before trying to conquer someone else’s. It’s a term heard in the lyrics of reggae songs, a DJ’s diss to another, or a demeaning phrase (cuss) used to put someone in their place. Basically, know yourself! However, the essence of […]

  • Posted on 15 March 2022
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Jamaica is Where Sound Systems Begin: Enter Hedley Jones

There are so many ways in which legacies get overlooked in a world where the concept of the ‘archive’ is often read as static and lifeless. In this post, we seek to breathe life into the legacy of Hedley Jones whose contribution to Jamaican music has enabled not only technological shifts but collaborations to further […]

  • Posted on 9 February 2022
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Street Systems and Knowledge Systems [SST Research 2.0]

Second in a series of blogs on SST research (read here the first piece), this article considers different knowledge systems in order to locate, recognise and give value to the ways-of-knowing of audio engineers. Knowledge comes not only from data, information or scientific laws; it is also embodied in the techniques and practices of SST engineering. Appreciating this is one of the major […]

  • Posted on 4 October 2021
  • by Julian Henriques
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Lost in Transition. When SST Go Digital

In the meantime, practitioners and punters have found in social media and streaming platforms a way to cope with restrictions, keep in touch with sonic comrades, and find relief from the harshness of an uncertain present by virtually gathering in the covid-free space of the world wide web. But what exactly happens when a street-based sonic culture is abruptly forced to jump with both feet into the digital space? […]

  • Posted on 14 September 2021
  • by Brian D'Aquino
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Black Knowledge and Street Technology [SST Research 1.0]

Technology will save us, big tech tells us; others are more sceptical, offering low-tech solutions as less destructive of human life and the planet. Certainly, the technological transformation of substantial sections of humanity needs to be better understood. The claim here it that this understanding is already present amongst us […]

  • Posted on 6 September 2021
  • by Julian Henriques
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