Modular Synthesis and Analogue Aesthetics: materiality and practice in the Post-Digital Age


Project Summary:

I am interested in exploring analogue things in a digital age in order to identify conditions of authenticity, legitimacy and creativity ….. as key drivers of the way we project our identities onto digital and analogue objects and the intimate technologies we own, thus adding to the discourse around digitization of everyday things.

Project Description:

My current research production uses a practice theory perspective (eg. Reckwitz, 2002) to investigate instances of sound practice in a particular community of technology use by focusing on the community and product offerings in and around contemporary modular synthesizers and their growing popularity in the “Eurorack” format, in order to investigate the attraction and allure of analogue things in a digital age. This project explores issues of authenticity, legitimacy and creativity as key drivers of the way we project our identities onto objects and the intimate technologies we own, and the search for meaningful technological encounters.

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Self-Funded

Project Role:
Principle Investigator, along with Claes Thoren, Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Canada

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2017
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Collaborator:
Claes Thoren

Collaborator Institution:
Uppsala University, Sweden

Collaborator Role:
Co-investigator

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