I will be giving a talk at Xerox PARC next week:
Active Listening: Social Identity in the New Music Economy
BayCHI: March 13, 2007, 7:30PM, George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA , USA
The line between music consumer and music maker is blurring; in this middle space are design opportunities to improve the ways we discover, share and use music in our day-to-day lives. The practice of call and response between audience and performer, long an attribute of musical experience, is finding its way back into our interactions with digital music. In this talk, I am going to look at the impact new music technologies are having on our listening behavior. I will take a look at how trends in listening and sharing point to the greater role that music fans will play in the new economy of music.
Also speaking that night, talking about their awesome music discovery site:
Pandora’s Experience: Learning from Users, Designing for Users
Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora, & Dan Lythcott-Haims, Pandora’s Creative Director