How universities have changed

How universities have changed

I can remember when universities used to treat students with utter contempt and disregard, while pampering and spoiling the professors and lecturers, indulging their every whim and acquiescing to their most selfish and childish demands – usually to the utter...
Human Music Interaction

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...