How research gets done

This morning I had a lab for my class in hearing and perception of sound, at the Research Laboratory of Electronics on the MIT campus. We were doing a lab on “perceptual audio encoding”, which required us to take measurements in soundproof chambers. The place seriously looks like it hasn’t been changed since the 60s. Just when I was thinking, “Hey, this place couldn’t be more outdated even if it had a slide rule!”, I found a slide rule. Here is that slide rule:


And here are some other great futuristic items from the 60s!

March 23, 2007. academics, sound. 1 Comment.

One Comment

  1. Simon replied:

    I always did love those old pieces of equipment. I remember finding old signal generators at school and having fun with them.

    April 27th, 2007 at 10:01 pm. Permalink.

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