This video captures a presentation by author and Cornell Professor Trevor Pinch, on The Moog Synthesizer As A Technological And Sound Object.
Pinch is probably best known to synthesists for book, with Frank Trocco, Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer. But his work focuses on the sociology of technology, sound studies and the economics of selling and persuasion.
Pinch spoke at University College London for their 2018 JBS Haldane Lecture. In his discussion, Pinch examines how a new electronic soundscape came into being with the introduction of the Moog Synthesizer. He tells the story of its invention in upstate New York in 1964-9 and talks about its place within developments in electronic music and the counter-cultural sixties.