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Mon, Oct 28, 2013 -- 10:30 AM

Rediscovering Long-Lost Sounds with MacArthur Genius Carl Haber


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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Carl Haber describes the science of audio preservation using photography to QUEST producers on February 8, 2008.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Carl Haber describes the science of audio preservation using photography to QUEST producers on February 8, 2008.

Berkeley physicist Carl Haber recently was named a MacArthur Fellow for his work finding long-lost sounds and digitally restoring them. He has brought the voices of Alexander Graham Bell and Jack London back to life with a special high definition camera that reads the patterns off broken discs and other recordings and turns them into sound. The newly minted MacArthur genius joins us in the studio.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Carl Haber, senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who was recently named a MacArthur Fellow for 2013

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