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Todd Gernes
Boston, Mass.
Historian, Writer, Career Academic.
Interests: Cultural history, literature, contemporary music, electric guitar luthiery.
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Todd Gernes, Stonehill College: Elizabeth Belanger, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Continue reading
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the ways in which digital storytelling can be utilized in the undergraduate classroom to engage students in historical thinking, archival exploration, and the process of constructing historical knowledge. We will explain key elements of effective digital storytelling and will provide specific examples of... Continue reading
My dentist, who shares an interest in music, mentioned to me that a local man invented an electrical clarinet. The name he shared with me, John Savini of Avon, MA, has not yet yielded anything, but I did find an electrical clarinet designed by Leo F. J. Arnold in 1942.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
As a historian, I have a tendency to be enchanted by the past. And so Leon Theremin (1896-1993) and his magical invention naturally drew me in. The notion of an early electronic musical instrument played with gestures in the air through electromagnetic fields fascinates me. The device, and Leon Theremin's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds