Breaking the Sound Barrier for Hearing and Gesture

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Bone conduction has fascinated me as a way to transmit sound since I first interviewed Max Virtual in 2013 (see a prepost of the interview below). What is interesting today is the news that AT&T has released a series of 7 patent filings for bone conduction technology. As reported by FierceWirelessTech and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, these patents cover two areas: 1. Hearing enhancement:...

Philip Glass: Key Insights to Innovative Creation in Sound

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Philip Glass spoke today with Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered for Politics & Prose about his new book and biography, Words Without Music: A Memoir about growing up in Baltimore and his personal journey from a precocious child who listened to record after record with his brother in their father’s record store, to working multiple jobs while he wrote, to creating his breakout...