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Modern technology of music

A nice collection of musical/technical instruments. While I don’t know if I’d buy any of these music makers for myself, it’s odd to think what role technology has had in the proliferation of music. Musical instruments can be found as far back as the archaeological record goes, and it’s only been recently that technology has played any sort of role in music, first with the cylinder phonograph. But now, people listen to music primarily through radio or ipods, people play electric guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers, and everything is recorded using digital technologies. So I supposed it only makes sense that more and more we will see music created using the medium of electronics.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.