From Black Boxes to Locked Boxes: STS Interventions for Studying Digital Data Infrastructures
Jessica Ogden, Susan Halford and Jack Webster
Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 29-September 1st. See abstract.
Learning to Satisfy Your Musical Needs: Competitive Advantage in the Music Streaming Market
Innovation in Music, London, UK, September 6-8th. See abstract.
Mass Personalisation? How Spotify Uses 'Imagined Exclusivity' to Stand Out in the Crowded Marketplace for Music Streaming
Jack Webster and Brian J. Hracs
The Place of Music, Loughborough, UK, June 28-29th. See abstract.
Web Science MOOC Panel Discussion, November 2016
Interactive session with (Massive Open Online Course) learners discussing some of the challenges facing the Web, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and net neutrality. I discuss issues relating to the ownership of music, algorithmic recommendation, and the power structures of the music industry.
Physical Retail In The Digital Age: Why Are Indie Record Shops Still In Business? Q&A Session With Brian J. Hracs For The Disruption And Innovation Festival (DIF) 2016.
In this video, Brian J. Hracs presents on topic of how vinyl retailers are remaining competitive in the digital age. Brian's talk is followed by a Q&A session between Brian and myself. Brian is a lecturer in Geography at the University of Southampton and his research focusses upon the creative economy and he has a keen interest in the musical economy.
Digital Music Consumption in the era of Big Data & Data Analytics: A Theoretical Approach for Examining Music Recommender Systems as Sociotechnical Cultural Intermediaries
Presented at British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, April 6-8th. See abstract.
'Building Worker Die, Building Worker Die!': Musical Militant Particularism and Anti-Gentrification Protest in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Presented at IASPM Songs of Social Protest Conference, Limerick, IE, April 29th-May 1st. See abstract.