Jack Halberstam gave a riveting paper yesterday on her new book The Queer Art of Failure (2011), which looks at, amongst other things, how failure can be used to mobilize radical politics.
To listen to a podcast of the talk and the Q&A that followed click here: Jack Halberstam
From Techno to dubstep, the most significant dance music cultures emerge locally but impact globally. This discussion looks at how dance scenes emerge from specific local geographies and what happens to them when they migrate and go viral.
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As part of the Critical Beats seminar series (co-hosted with The Wire), the Sound, Technology & Microgenres event will be a discussion of the way emergent technologies enable dance music to constantly renew itself by spawning multiple new subgenres, and what those subgenres say about the scenes they emerge from.
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CCSR is organising two interlinked music series this year. One is titled ‘Music, Politics, Agency’. The other, which we’re organising in association with The Wire and Mark Fisher, is titled ‘Critical Beats’.
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