Um antropólogo debaixo d’água: Paisagens Sonoras Imersivas, Ciborgues Submarinos e Etnografia Transdutora

  • Stefan Helmreich Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Este artigo fornece um relato antropológico em primeira pessoa sobre um mergulho no fundo do mar no submersível da Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) que comporta três pessoas, o Alvin. Analiso múltiplos significados de imersão: afundamento em líquido, absorção em alguma atividade e entrada compreensiva de um antropólogo em um meio cultural. Inteirando-me dos ritmos do que chamo de ciborgue submarino, “fazendo antropologia em som” (FELD e BRENNEIS, 2004), mostro como paisagens sonoras interiores e exteriores criam uma sensação de imersão e argumento que uma etnografia transdutora pode explicitar as estruturas técnicas e práticas sociais de sondagem, de audição e escuta que suportam essa sensação de presença sônica.


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