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Digital Music Research: from Music Objects to Social Machines

  • Speaker:   Prof.  Dave de Roure  (Oxford e-Research Centre)
  • Host:   Sean Bechhofer
  • 30th April 2014 at 14:00 in Lecture Theatre 1.4
The music business from studio to sofa (and studio on sofa) is well on the way to being digital end-to-end and alongside it the academic disciple of musicology is in the process of transformation. This talk will present work in the computational musicology and semantic audio domains and suggest that music is an interesting exemplar for fields and disciplines "going digital; i.e. this experience in Digital Humanities may have broader applicability to sensor network, laboratory and observatory alike. While the technologies involved include data analytics, workflows, Linked Data and digital music objects, the perspective is very much one of Social Machines and with that in mind it is also interesting to ask what the future of research communication might learn from music.

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at the University of Oxford where he is Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre and responsible for Digital Humanities in the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities. His personal research is in computational musicology and in Web Science where he studies Social Machines, and he is a strategic advisor to the Economic and Social Science Research Council in the area of social media data.
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