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Postscript: Final Thoughts on Music and Technology

The editor of the PopMatters special section closes the series out with some final remarks and a changed perspective on music and technology. We now ask you, dear reader, to sound off and put your two cents in.

Louis J. Battaglia
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Music

The Day the (AM) Music Died

There are songs played on AM radio that I would never put on at home, or want to hear in a bar or on an iPod; they only seem to sound good on a tinny AM receiver, especially the one in my car.

Jay Somerset
Music

Filesharing from Carter to Obama

There is a difference between sharing files and sharing music. In the '70s, victory was hearing your favorite song on the radio. And now it was all here, right in front of me. Just a click away.

Music

Technology and the Soul of College Radio

While college radio and technological innovation have long gone hand in hand, technology may currently be ripping the soul out of the beloved broadcast format.

Jennifer Waits
Music

Mental Machine Music: The Musical Mind in the Digital Age

How has the digital age changed our "musical brains"? At the quantitative level, what factors in the digital age lead our brains toward different musical choices? On the qualitative level, how have our listening experiences changed?

Eric Casero
Music

"Rockit" Science: '80s Instrumental Pop in the Brave New (Digital) World

Herbie Hancock's 'Rockit' undeniably accelerated hip-hop's journey to mainstream prominence. "When the whole breakdancing thing started happening, 'Rockit' was the only song that any of us would ever, ever dance to."

David Kammerer
Music

MP3s, the Death of the Record Store, and the Birth of the Closet Hipster

Fed only by their own appetite for new music, the Closet Hipsters explore the Internet in isolation where they can take in the enormous breadth of music now available on their own terms.

Emily Becker
Music

Retroactive Listening: Perspectives on Music & Technology

MP3s, the Death of the Record Store, and the Birth of the Closet Hipster: Fed only by their own appetite for new music, the Closet Hipsters explore the Internet in isolation where they can take in the enormous breadth of music now available on their own terms.

Technology

Loneliness Is a Cool iPod... Happiness Is a Warm Album Cover

The communal nature of MP3 filesharing is often idealized to the point where the discourse surrounding it masks what are ultimately fractured connections between musicians and their listeners.

Joseph P. Fisher
Music

Retroactive Listening: Perspectives on Music & Technology

Today: Loneliness Is a Cool iPod... Happiness Is a Warm Album Cover: The communal nature of MP3 filesharing is often idealized to the point where the discourse surrounding it masks what are ultimately fractured connections between musicians and their listeners.

Technology

Bone Flutes, Pianos, and iPods: Notes on Music, Technology, and Embodiment

From Paleolithic flutes, to pianos, to iPods, a central point emerges: just as the mind isn't free from the body, music isn't free from its material base.

Jonathan De Souza
Music

Retroactive Listening: Perspectives on Music & Technology

The month-long series "Retroactive Listening: Perspectives on Music & Technology" kicks off today. From Paleolithic flutes, to pianos, to iPods, a central point emerges: just as the mind isn't free from the body, music isn't free from its material base.


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