Discussion question 6

Episode 3

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


  • The main difference between a microphone and a cellphone is in a microphone it more comfortable to listen to a person’s emotion and other background sounds which ultimately connect with the other person or the people who are hearing. However, cell phone only focuses on the vocal of the sound. Therefore, all the background sound get removes, and our voice gets changed. The cellphone’s purpose is to convey the message.


  1. 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?


  • Voice has their own tone and rhythm. Before invention of language people used their voice to create music to communicate or express feeling. But digital transmission changed that music in the voice. It keeps the words but the emotion and the tone disappear.


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


  • Even though cell did made our life easier to communicate. But we lost our emotional connection. Spending hours and hours on analog phone to talk with someone. On analog phone listening to other person’s breathing or their silence was way of flirting. Nowadays with cell phone its not possible .


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?


  • Music File sharing might has cost the musician a lot of money but it also broke the barrier of music. Through music file sharing people from all over the world can listen to music and make demand of it. But I believe we should pay for music because musicianworking hard to give us their best performances . now that many people don’t buy records and cassette tape are non-exist, paying for music online is the only way we can show our appreciation for the musicians hard work.


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


  • Every culture and community have their own music. When a musician create his work he brings his emotion and feeling. Through sharing this goes around the world. Many people might not understand the lyrics but everyone does feel the music. It bring all the culture and community together.