• Blockchain music Pledge Music’s CEO Benji Rogers wrote a blog post that has been doing the rounds recently. It’s called How the Blockchain and VR Can Change the Music Industry. It’s worth a read – and particularly since many of the people commenting on it seem to have only read the headline. I’ve had some interesting conversations […] One response 10 min read December 30, 2015
  • The world is ordinary A lot of people confuse “the news” with “how the world is”. That’s not what the news is about. The news is the unusual, the extreme, the extraordinary, the exception. The news draws attention to the world acting out of character. It’s the shocking event, the natural disaster, the criminal, the abnormal. Occasionally there are […] 3 responses 2 min read November 14, 2015
  • Not sitting still Like the word ‘genius’, the term ‘life-changing’ gets thrown about way too easily and so often without merit. My friend Adam posted something on his Facebook page today that conveyed the strict meaning of life changing. It was in reference to one of those “here’s something that happened on your Facebook Page ‘x’ years ago” […] No responses 2 min read November 8, 2015
  • The #MTFScandi Documentary One of the things we do at Music Tech Fest is to film everything that happens on the main stage – from performances and demonstrations through to hacker presentations. At #MTFScandi in Umeå back in May, the brilliant Fanni Fazakas (aka Rumex) pointed her camera at pretty much everything else – and this wonderful short […] No responses 1 min read November 1, 2015
  • Music for airports Through the Music Tech Fest, I’ve recently been involved in a project to create a sound installation for the passenger terminal area of Rijeka airport on the island of Krk in Croatia. My role was to help connect the local commissioning body to a community of brilliant and creative technologists and artists who are experts […] No responses 6 min read October 29, 2015
  • 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 6 min read July 31, 2015