Women and Radio

She shares the heartbreak of a girl who is hundreds of miles away — yes, farther than distance itself, for she lives in the land of make- believe. But it isn’t make-believe to this lady because, thanks to the golden tone of her General Electric Radio, every program is close, inti- mate and personal — […]

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Radio becoming Space

“Radio is that extension of the central nervous system that is matched
only by human speech itself. It is not worthy of our meditation that radio should be specially attuned to that primitive extension of our central nervous system, the vernacular tongue?”

~Marshall McLuhan, Radio: The Tribal Drum, (1964).

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Radio becoming Body

When you will have made him a body without organs, / then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions / and restored him to his true freedom.
~Antonin Artaud, To Have Done with the Judgement of God (1947).

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Sonic Cyberfeminism

The spatiality and temporality of the radiophonic field inscribes an intimacy of experience. Measuring our bodies invisibly creates a sensual fiction, a poetic virtuality, creating a space where we can describe ourselves and still not know who we are… ‘the intimacy of voice betrays a body out there, warm to the touch…this sort of alienated intimacy’…There’s no language of radio, just tongues…
~Christof Mignone (1992).

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