Taste in the Digital Age: How are Music Streaming Services Shaping the Relationship between Taste, Consumption and Class Identity?
Presented as part of Theorising the Web, New York City, April 27-28th. See abstract.
The Datafication of Taste: How are Music Streaming Services Shaping the Relationship between Taste, Consumption and Class Identity?
Presented as part of the SSPC Seminar Series at the University of Southampton
Learning to Satisfy Your Musical Needs: Competitive Advantage in the Music Streaming Market
Presented as part of Innovation in Music, London, UK, September 6-8th. See abstract.
Cultural Intermediaries in the Digital Age: The Case of Music Streaming Services
Presented as part of Cultural Mediators in the Digital Age Symposium, London, UK, September 4th. 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
Presented as part of 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.
A Theoretical Approach for Examining Music Recommender Systems as Sociotechnical Cultural Intermediaries
Presented as part of the 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 as part of the IASPM Songs of Social Protest Conference, Limerick, IE, April 29th-May 1st. See abstract.