Annelies Jacobs

Annelies Jacobs Jacobs (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University) has carried out archival research into the way in which manufacturers ‘imagined’ the tape-recorder in the living room. Where should the tape-recorder be placed? Placed on or in a special piece of furniture, as happened with the television and radio, or like an apparatus that had to be locked up in a cupboard? During which occasions should the tape recorder then be put on the table? Who was allowed to handle it and who was not? How was the design of the tape-recorder adapted to this? And how did consumers actually place the tape-recorder ‘in a space’?

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