• 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
  • Manifesto for the future of Music Technology research New technologies for producing and circulating music have led many to question the status and purpose of music. 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 […] dubber No responses March 25, 2014
  • No instrumentals please, we’re British “When was the last time we had an instrumental UK number one?” I ask, apropos of nothing in particular. A little out of the blue to be sure, but the question had popped into my head and the topic is entirely in keeping with the kind of abstract ‘media, popular music & culture’ themed conversation […] dubber 2 responses September 16, 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
  • Let me tell you all about jazz I’m in Manchester for an academic conference about jazz. It’s the final major event of Rhythm Changes, the three-year European jazz research project I’ve been working on, and it is, by all accounts, the largest academic jazz conference EVER (in Europe). There must be literally tens of people here. One of the great things about […] dubber No responses April 11, 2013
  • High praise with high stress I finally received feedback on my book Radio in the Digital Age from the external reviewers. The publisher has sent me the comments and suggestions from anonymous peers, whose advice can range from minor suggestions through to a complete rewrite – or even “don’t publish”. This is the bit that academic authors dread. Or at […] dubber One response April 3, 2013