Valuing Electronic Music, Online and Off

Date: 26 November 2014

Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm

Venue: Arts Music Studio, The Open University Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Daniel Allington (Department of Applied Linguistics and English Language, Open University)
Byron Dueck (Department of Music, Open University);
Anna Jordanous (School of Computing, University of Kent)

This seminar reports on an AHRC-funded research project combining ethnographic observation and interviewing in London’s electronic music scene with automated collection of data from the popular SoundCloud website. The presentation will reflect not only upon the findings of the research, which have implications for our understanding of cultural value more generally, but also upon the challenges and rewards of carrying out situated qualitative research in parallel with quantitative analysis of large datasets gathered online. The experience of integrating ethnography with social network analysis and corpus linguistic analysis has implications for mixed methods research in the humanities and social sciences.

For further details of the research, please see the project website and blog:

A sandwich lunch will be served. Please register for the event by emailing Matthew Pemberton at by 21 November 2014.

Part of the Open University Digital Humanities seminar series.


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