Chamber Music

In 1713 William Derham published Physico-Theology – a book intended as a ‘demonstration of the being and attributes of God’ but filled with experimental observations made by the author and his fellow Royal Society associates. In a footnote, Derham writes about shutting up a sparrow and a titmouse in a ‘compressing engine’ – an air pump – and watching them expire.

This is me reading that passage as I subject myself to Delayed Auditory Feedback, with my own words echoing back to me through headphones with a delay of 200ms.

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