What Is Music Technology For?

May 13, 2014

(x-posted on the Social Media Collective Research Blog) In late March and early April, I attended three events that together signal some interesting shifts in thinking about music technology and sound.  The first, a day-long symposium on March 24th I co-organized with Nancy Baym, was entitled “What Is Music Technology For?”  It came after a weekend-long […]

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Trigger Warnings Are About Violence: An Open Letter to James Turk (and the Montreal Gazette)

May 12, 2014

Dear James Turk: Faculty can either take a stand against sexual violence and intimidation on campus, or we can passively promote such a climate, but there is no neutral position to occupy. That is why I was surprised to read your very dismissive-sounding remarks in this morning’s Montreal Gazette article on the subject of trigger warnings […]

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On writing: assume you’ve won

April 22, 2014

I was asked by a colleague who assigned some of my work to say something useful about the writing process for her grad students.  Here’s the request: my charge is to invite you to jot down in one paragraph any helpful thoughts you can offer about any aspect of the writing process–choosing a topic, figuring […]

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…and we’re back!

April 19, 2014

I’ve been neglecting the blog for over a year now, but it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get things started again.  In recent years, I’ve posted more “least bloggable units” directly on my Facebook status.  It seemed I got faster and more satisfying response, but this is a problem for several reasons: 1. […]

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one reason I was away for so long–I got hacked

April 18, 2014

PS –As to the neglect of the blog, that’s a whole other story, but one of the big issues was that my site got hacked some time ago. On the advice of my ISP, I hired sitelock.com to fix it, they made a much bigger mess than they started with, and eventually I had to […]

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Tap tap tap is this thing on?

August 16, 2013

Why declare a hiatus when you can just go on one?  I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do with this space, but come to no conclusions.  The archive is good, so I’d like to keep that up at least. In the meantime, there’s been some malware trouble.  I’ve cleaned up my mess, and […]

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Organizing Our (Analog) Library

February 18, 2013

Another guest post at ProfHacker on this always-timely topic.  

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