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The Otolith Group

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[Kodwo Eshun on the Otolith Group]: You can parse the name in terms of ancient Greek, I believe. Oto is “ear” and lith is “stone” in ancient Greek. Otolith means “stone of the ear.” It’s not exactly a bone. The otolith is a calcium carbonate microcrystal that sits on top of these hairs, these tiny fibers called cilia, and the cilia and the otoliths are parts of one element of the inner ear. The… Read more
[Kodwo Eshun on the Otolith Group]: You can parse the name in terms of ancient Greek, I believe. Oto is “ear” and lith is “stone” in ancient Greek. Otolith means “stone of the ear.” It’s not exactly a bone. The otolith is a calcium carbonate microcrystal that sits on top of these hairs, these tiny fibers called cilia, and the cilia and the otoliths are parts of one element of the inner ear. The inner ear is a very complex mechanism that effectively manages and processes the body’s capacity to orientate itself. Read less
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