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Charles Eppley is an art and music historian from Brooklyn, NY. He has a PhD in Art History from Stony Brook University, researched the history of sound, time-based media, and computational aesthetics in modern and contemporary art and media culture, focusing on concepts of site-specificity, materiality, and spectatorship in the context of listening culture. He was a 2018 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, where he studied connections between sound installation, underwater acoustics, and Cold War material culture. His writings appear in the peer-reviewed journals Leonardo Music Journal, Public Art Dialogue, and Parallax, and magazines including Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, and Rhizome. Charles teaches media studies at New York University and Fordham University, and has previously taught at The New School and Pratt Institute. Charles is Curator and Managing Editor at Avant.org, a distributed project space for art and research, and a founding member of the Cybernetics Library.