Derived from the Greek: adjective, indicating a sound that one hears without seeing what causes it.
It describes an experience which is very common today but whose consequences are more or less unrecognized, consisting of hearing sounds with no visible cause on the radio, records, telephone, tape recorder, etc.
Acousmatic listening is the opposite of direct listening, which is the “natural” situation where sound sources are present and visible. The acousmatic situation changes the way we hear. By isolating the sound from the “audiovisual complex” to which it initially belonged, it creates favorable conditions for reduced listening which concentrates on the sound for its own sake, as sound object, independently of its causes or its meaning (although reduced listening can also take place, but with greater difficulty, in a direct listening situation).
What is the most common misconception you encounter about freelancing?
- Freelancers spend all of their time in their pajamas
- Freelancing is for people who can’t find full time work
- Freelancing is a stop-gap to a full-time career
- Freelancers aren’t as reliable as agencies or temps
Mendel and Enrique presented. They discussed the work they do for me and explained its benefits for other experienced indexers.
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I am in Nicaragua until the end of April, where I have a comfortable office, a decent Internet connection, my laptop, and even a little time for indexing.
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- Amok: adverb behaving uncontrollably and disruptively
- Dulcet: adjective sweet and soothing
- Figment: noun fantastic notion, idea, or fabrication
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Click here to listen to One Today, written by Richard for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
It comes from too much time in front of the computer — eye strain, back and neck pain, headaches, sore wrists. Read more about SVS here.
En la oficina de Colleen Dunham Indexing en Nicaragua