Joanne Valentine started out studying architecture and with Harold Marshall as a lecturer, quickly developed a passion for room acoustics. She has followed that passion for over 30 years, working on the acoustic design performing arts projects around the world.
Meisha Stevens is a consultant with Wood & Grieve, based in Sydney who has an interest in psycho-acoustics and how we react to unpleasant sounds. She was this year awarded the Future Leader Award by the National Association of Women in Construction.
This episode is a recording of a presentation delivered by Sir Harold Marshall as part of a colloquium on Presence that took place in Auckland in July 2018. The presentation is entitled 'The Oblique Imperative: the acoustic dimensions of presence'.
Marcia Isakson is the immediate past president of the Acoustical Society of America. She went to West Point and served in the military before moving into research and teaching in underwater acoustics, and currently works with the University of Texas in Austin. She has a passion for attracting more women into the field and has works with the Women in Acoustics committee as part of her work with the ASA.
John Meyer, along with his wife Helen, foundered one of the worlds leading audio technology manufacturers, Meyer Sound in the 1970's. They have an emphasis on research and development which in recent years has seen the development of the Constellation active architecture system. I sat down with John recently and talked about everything from active acoustics to AM radio.