Clarence G. Williams: Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999 (2001)
Filed under book | Tags: · black culture, history of technology, interview, technology
“This book grew out of the Blacks at MIT History Project, whose mission is to document the black presence at MIT. The main body of the text consists of transcripts of more than seventy-five oral history interviews, in which the interviewees assess their MIT experience and reflect on the role of blacks at MIT and beyond. Although most of the interviewees are present or former students, black faculty, administrators, and staff are also represented, as are nonblack faculty and administrators who have had an impact on blacks at MIT. The interviewees were selected with an eye to presenting the broadest range of issues and personalities, as well as a representative cross section by time period and category.
Each interviewee was asked to discuss family background; education; role models and mentors; experiences of racism and race-related issues; choice of field and career; goals; adjustment to the MIT environment; best and worst MIT experiences; experience with MIT support services; relationships with MIT students, faculty, and staff; advice to present or potential MIT students; and advice to the MIT administration. A recurrent theme is that MIT’s rigorous teaching instills the confidence to deal with just about any hurdle in professional life, and that an MIT degree opens many doors and supplies instant credibility.
Each interview includes biographical notes and pictures. The book also includes a general introduction, a glossary, and appendixes describing the project’s methodology.”
Publisher MIT Press, 2001
ISBN 026223212X, 9780262232128
Review: Nancy-Elizabeth Fitch (Oral History Review, 2005).
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Filed under book, magazine | Tags: · electroacoustic music, electronic music, interview, music, music criticism, musique concrète
Entretiens menés en 1975-76 auprès de compositeurs/trices de tous horizons, dont Pierre Schaeffer, Luc Ferrari, Luciano Berio, René Bastian, Ghédalia Tazartès, Louise Garriépi, Klaus Ager, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Laurie Spiegel, etc.
Publisher Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)/GRM, Paris, 1977
Cahiers Recherche/Musique, 4
Filed under magazine | Tags: · art, art criticism, interview, music, music criticism
The second volume of View magazine consisting of individual pamphlets in a slip-case box each containing an interview by Robin White. The artists interviewed include Joan Jonas, William T. Wiley, Terry Fox, Iain Baxter, Vito Acconci, Howard Fried, and Laurie Anderson.
Publisher Crown Point Press, Oakland, CA, 1979Comment (0)