The Penfield Mood Organ and the iPod: A Lost Age of Musical Connectedness

Twenty years ago Steve Jobs unveiled a tiny device that claimed to fundamentally change the way we listen to and connect with music.

Thirty-three years before that, Philip K Dick wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the source material for Bladerunner. In this novel, he introduced the Penfield Mood Organ, a bedside digital device…




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