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 of music and technology for a one-day symposium which addressed the fertility of music as a subject that bridges computational, social scientific and humanistic approaches.

Read more about that here.

And at the European Commission meeting on the Future of Creativity and Creative Industries, we talked a lot about ways in which different disciplines could collaborate and research around the creative industries in the digital context.