This Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, Bard College is hosting a symposium on sound and its implications for education, research, and art. Performances, workshops, and discussions will comprise the event, inviting many scholars and practitioners to participate. One such participant will be Vassar’s own Dr. Tom Porcello. He is Professor of Anthropology and has served both as Director of Media Studies and as Co-Director of the Media Studies Development Project. Additionally, Dr. Porcello is trained in linguistic anthropology and ethnomusicology, and has done extensive research in sound recording studios on technological and discursive practices involved in popular music production. He will be on the symposium’s Transmission panel on Friday. Said panel will address the nature of the medium or format, its communicative limitations and potentials, the social protocols for its use, as well as how sound travels through it. Find the schedule for this unique event here. We encourage anyone who is able to attend the Transmission panel, if not the entire symposium, and see the impact that one Vassar professor has throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond!