This issue features a range of invited essays and original research, including an annotated history of phonography that illustrates the relevancy, significance, and social functions of field recordings, from their first imaginings into the present day, along with writings from the perspectives of a sound artist who has long been developing iterations of a work utilizing controlled audio feedback. We also present an essay and collection of images about how sound has informed and has been influential to the creativity and career of an African American documentary photographer, from his early years in the profession in the 1970s through the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. Additionally, the materiality of the compact audio cassette is presented in an inquiry about the differences between listening to and speaking through recorded sound. Also, research on vibration, difference, and an eco-critical opera...

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