• That festival thing I keep mentioning… In May last year, I went to an event called Music Tech Fest to talk about the work that I do as ‘Professor of Music Industry Innovation’ at Birmingham City University… and I pretty much never went home. Today, I’m the festival director, and we’re taking it around the world. Music Tech Fest is not […] dubber No responses July 23, 2014
  • Morning in Málaga I deliberately woke up early to catch the sunrise in Málaga today. I’m not here for long, and I want to see a little bit of it, so I think a walk before breakfast might be in order. That view above is from my hotel room. You can smell the sea from here. It’s already […] dubber No responses July 21, 2014
  • The line between the digital world and the physical one is imaginary There have been some really interesting projects spring up recently that make use of physical objects in three-dimensional space to negotiate or interact with digital media. This seems important. It’s something I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to recently – and I’ve been paying close attention to this development, especially with respect to […] dubber No responses May 23, 2014
  • Hacking music radio I decided to stay on at Music Tech Fest after my presentation yesterday, and ended up joining in with the hack challenges. There were plenty that I had nothing to contribute to, as I can’t write code or programme in any way – but one of the hack challenges caught my attention: “reinvent music radio”. […] dubber One response May 19, 2013
  • All this and a robot that makes cocktails I’m in London for Music Tech Fest this weekend. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a bunch of people coming together to talk about (and mess around with) music and technology. The talks are all being streamed live online (and most likely archived) at that link, if you’re interested. I’m here with Jake, and […] dubber No responses May 18, 2013
  • Budapest for work Sometimes the cool and interesting things that my colleagues do at work spill over and I get some of the benefits. As a result, I was in Budapest last week for the European project that Paul Long & Jez Collins run out of our research office. It’s about innovation in popular music heritage and its […] dubber No responses October 12, 2012