CANCELED: Digital Culture Speaker Series: A Bonfire of the Disciplines: Reflections on Sound, Sociality and Digital Culture
This event has been canceled.
Bio: Peter Nelson is currently professor of music and technology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he was one of the founders of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development. His research involves aspects of music cognition, with a current focus on social aspects of rhythm, as well as music composition. In the 1980s and ‘90s he was an associate of Les Ateliers UPIC, the computer music studio of the Greek composer, Iannis Xenakis. His compositional output includes orchestral, instrumental, vocal and electronic music, particularly developing the use of real-time interactive computer systems. He is also editor of the international journal, Contemporary Music Review.
Abstract: Digital cultures and technologies propose a sort of radical inter- or trans-disciplinarity that can be seen as supporting certain contemporary requirements for social accountability and innovative processes of knowledge production. This talk will consider the notions of disciplinarity and the social that underpin this viewpoint, and explore the social and technological consequences of sound, understood as the identification of sites of action, interaction and intention.