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Writing with twisted cords : the inscriptive capacity of Andean khipu texts
(2017) - Journal article
Two newly discovered khipu (Andean twisted cord) epistles are presented as evidence that khipus could constitute an intelligible writing system, accessible to decipherment. Recent scholars have asserted that khipus were ...
Revisiting first contacts on the Amazon 1500-1562
(2017-12) - Journal article
This article revisits four well-known accounts of the first European encounters with Amerindians in the Amazon. The sporadic character of these encounters make the impact on Amerindian societies irregular and uneven. My ...
Knowing what things look like
(2017-01) - Journal article
Walking through the supermarket, I see the avocados. I know they are avocados. Similarly, if you see a pumpkin on my office desk, you can know it’s a pumpkin from its looks. The phenomenology in such cases is that of “just ...
The physics of unwound and wound strings on the electric guitar applied to the pitch intervals produced by tremolo/vibrato arm systems
(2017-09-21) - Journal article
The physics of wound and unwound strings on the electric guitar are presented here, and the pitch intervals produced by the movements of a Fender Stratocaster tremolo unit are explained. Predicted changes in pitch sensitivity ...
Being undisciplined : doing justice to the immensity of human experience
(2017-03-27) - Journal article
This monograph has been an appraisal of the anthropology of Britain as a project. In this final piece, the volume is reviewed and an argument is made along Kierkegaardian lines. Human life is an inward, personal adventure, ...
Discomfiture in time; and the future as birthright
(2017) - Journal article
Pressure fields in the vicinity of brass musical instrument bells measured using a two dimensional grid array and comparison with multimodal models
(International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 2017) - Conference item
Brass musical instruments act as a source of spherical waves for low frequencies while at higher frequencies the directivity produces a diffracting beam. The directivity and radius of the wavefronts (and therefore the ...
"You have to feel a sound for it to be effective" : sonic surfaces in film and television
(Routledge, 2017-05-25) - Book item
A significant concern in discussions of sound and music in film and television is the relationship between sound and image. The topic can range from the synchronisation of sound effect and action as achieved through foley ...