discussion 6

Episodes 3 & 4

Episode 3

  1. According to Krukowski, what are the main differences between a microphone and a cellphone and why is this difference important?

When people use Microphone, that can give other feelings about the speaker that are very close to them. For example, most radio uses a very professional system to record their video in a very quiet room. The high quality of voice pulles the distance between speaker and listener. cell phones have become a necessity in people’s lives because it lets people talk everywhere. The quality is not very highl and technology changes the voice of people when people talk on the phone. Microphone and cellphone both are important. They are just usd in different conditions or different ways. Cell Phones improve communication. 

     2. What do Krukowski and Gary Tomlinson, the professor he interviews, assert about the “musical” qualities of the voice and how are these changed by digital transmission

Gary Tomlinson believes that people have already lost some language skill when we use digital transmission because when people who are separate far away have to use digital transmission, it causes people to lose some feeling. Digital transmission depends on their data reading and analysis to transmit. When people speak, they have feelings, but digital only stransmit what they read, not feelings. In addition, digital transmission causes people to have lower ability to distinguish because the voice of people has been changed. Digital transmission is Compressing the sound and then transmitting it reduces the quality of the sound.

3. What is the significance of Krukowski comments on the voice to ideas about community and interpersonal connection?

High-quality voices can make people want to get close to each other. This idea is attracted by the voice. If you have a high-quality voice, you will naturally have a lot of listeners, or people like to communicate with them. But the thing is a cellphone use high technology and pulls people together also, and a cellphone is sensitive with voice, maybe when people talk on the phone, they only can hear the voice, not all the sounds such as background. 

Episode 4

  1. Krukowski begins by discussing the issue of music file sharing. What is your opinion of this issue? Should music be freely available or should one have to pay? 

I hope it is available for everyone, but it is not possible. I Hope music can be free to anyone because people can have spiritual communication through music, also can through communication because of the language.  Music as a theme, let us around it, when people around the music, people will have a feeling, this feeling can be warm and also can be sad. However, in today’s society when there is no anything free, from basic life to high-quality enjoyment, from daily necessities to luxury gifts, money is at the disposal of everything, so all are measured by money. In addition, when music is created which means people will spend money to get it, it is very similar to “ways of seeing” women in the oil painting of the west, and adviseverment in people’s lives which means people get, it represents something in their mind. Enjoying and process can be many various ways. We depend on paying some money to make sense of being, and the creator and company control both people and music. That is what happened right now. 

    2. How does this episode represent the relationships between music, community, and culture?

Music is action recording. When creators try to produce, they have feelings or the music is their experience. I like their stories and want to share them with people.  They depend on sharing feelings, sharing experience with people. Music is recording about history and culture because music comes from people’s lives.  This is invisible and this is feeling. However, when music becomes an industry, it feels like it’s gone, and what’s left is profit, and people become concerned about money and forget about music.

3. Does charging money for music impede the formation of communities around this music or does it help support the circulation of music?

When music and money are related to each other, money changes the original value of music. It promotes the development of digital because people gradually accept the form of digital music. But this gives music very few opportunities, and digital concerts are gradually replacing music. This is actually very contradictory. The interaction between digital music and music may be best combined with each other.

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  1. christopher cordovez

    I agree with your answer for question 3. I feel like it easier to understand people on a microphone. This is because it’s much more clearer than using a phone. However, phones are improving themself everyday.

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