• Human Music Interaction In my now part-time day job as a professor at Birmingham City University, I wrote an article on the research centre’s blog, in which I referred to a new field of research that I’m helping develop. It bridges computer science, cultural studies, media theory, musicology, medicine, psychology, sociology and more. That probably takes a little […] No responses July 31, 2015
  • Sunday Jazz revisited Years ago, I was the host of a weekly Sunday jazz show on radio. For six years in New Zealand, then for another couple in the UK, I picked jazz tunes (or thereabouts) and played them to people over the wireless. Always loved doing that. Later on, I had a regular DJ slot at my […] One response March 1, 2015
  • The Birth of Mozo For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on some really interesting projects that have sparked some great conversations about the nature of recorded music, their place and affordances as a medium and what can be communicated in that form – and how new technologies and new formats for music can extend or change […] No responses February 28, 2015
  • World’s Northernmost hackerspace? “And this is our space programme,” says Tomas Härdin, pointing to a battered old dining table next to a whiteboard. The whiteboard has schematic drawings on it, but otherwise there is nothing to suggest mission control. Codemill developer and radio engineer Tomas and computer scientist Petter Ericson are pointing out the various features of the […] No responses February 19, 2015
  • Spotifying my way through incapacity I fell down and broke my ribs. Upshot: I’ve got a couple of weeks on the couch ahead of me. This is day five. You’d think I’d use that time to buckle down and get some serious writing done, but morphine had other ideas about that. So with limited concentration, and while I’m drifting in […] One response December 23, 2014
  • The trouble with ‘The Trouble with Uber’ I use Uber from time to time. I’m no apologist for the company – but I found it very useful in Boston, where I first encountered it, as well as in a number of other cities around the world. Over the past few days in London – especially during yesterday’s tube strike, it’s come in […] 3 responses December 2, 2014