• 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 […] dubber No responses July 31, 2015
  • Questions I haven’t asked Dave Allen I’m going to be speaking with Dave Allen on Tuesday this week. Dave is Director of Artist and Music Industry Advocacy for streaming music service Beats Music. He also happens to have been the bass player for one of my favourite post-punk / new wave bands of the 80s. No, not Gang of Four – […] dubber No responses April 27, 2014
  • Discipline with buckets I’ve been having conversations this week about how different research disciplines come together to share ideas on similar topics. At Microsoft Research New England on Monday this week, Nancy Baym and Jonathan Sterne brought together a fantastic group of leading academics from around the world and from a wide range of disciplines at the intersection […] dubber No responses March 27, 2014
  • Music in the Digital Age symposium I am hosting a short series of FREE weekly lunchtime public lectures on the topic of Music in the Digital Age. Guests from the music industries will discuss a range of topics concerning digital music, enterprise and innovation. The first symposium is happening tomorrow at Parkside Lecture Theatre, BCU City Centre Campus. Part 1: How […] dubber No responses November 6, 2013
  • Serious academics discussing serious matters I’ve been in London the past few days, attending a conference to mark the end of the first round of HERA-funded research projects. HERA stands for Humanities in the European Research Area, and it’s a collaborative partnership between a large group of national funding agencies. Rhythm Changes is a one of the HERA-funded projects. It’s […] dubber 4 responses June 2, 2013
  • Once more around the table I went to a Professors and Readers lunch yesterday (and no I’m not putting any apostrophes in there). It was a small gathering in the (acting) Dean’s office in order to meet up, chat about things professorial and generally get a cross-faculty sense of who’s who and who does what. You’d be surprised how rarely […] dubber One response April 19, 2013