School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
I obtained my PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Supervised by Dr Dianne Rodger and Professor Andrew Skuse, the thesis was entitled "People, Platforms, Practice: The Social Mediation of Electronic Music Production."
This thesis explores the impact of digital technology on electronic music practice at the level of the subject, the object and their combination in the social. Born’s (2010) theory of music’s four planes of social mediation is used to show how technical, cultural and economic influences intersect, allowing for comparison and understanding of the processes and relations, discourses and ideologies behind contemporary aesthetic practice. More broadly, as an ethnography on contemporary music and society, it demonstrates how social relationships, software platforms and creative practices are becoming further entwined, encapsulating the shifting state of being in the world today.
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours in Anthropology 2009 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Media 1981 - 1984 Royal Holloway University of London United Kingdom Bachelor of Arts Geography/History
Date Role Membership Country 2018 - ongoing Member Australian Network of Student Anthropologists Australia 2018 - ongoing Member International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Australian Anthropological Society Australia
Date Office Name Institution Country 2018 - 2018 Instability in the Matrix: Posthuman Disruptions in Meatspace Life in the Age of death: AAS 2018 Australia 2018 - 2018 Instability in the Matrix: Posthuman Disruptions in Meatspace Space + Place: Gender, Sex and Sexualities Postgraduate & ECR Conference 2018 Australia 2017 - 2017 "People, Platforms & Practice: Human-non-Human Relationships in Electronic Music Production" Shifting States: AAS/ASA/ASAANZ Conference 2017 Australia 2017 - 2017 "Original Signals: Individualism, Inspiration and Intimacy in the Posthuman Present" Australian Computer Music Conference 2017 Australia 2017 - 2017 "Gender Bending / Genre Blending: Playing Identity in Adelaide Clubland" Art(i)culations of Violence: Gender, Sex & Sexualities Postgraduate & ECR Conference 2017 Australia 2016 - 2016 "Play, Like, Tweet, Repeat: How the Internet Affects Creativity, Criticism and Consumption" 39th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia. Australia
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