media theory

Reading List 1

Yes, everyone has playlists. How about a good, old-fashioned book list? Yesterday I gave a talk to our local composition seminar, I offered to post some information about my reading list of music- and culture-related books. Here are three to start with: Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific RevolutionsNot a music book, but an important […]

Jean Baudrillard (1929 – 2007)

Jean Baudrillard died yesterday in Paris, at the age of 77. One of the earliest to be labeled a ‘media theorist,’ and also one of the most prolific. He pioneered the notion of ‘hyperreality,’ where people lose the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy, engaging the fantasy as if it were real. (Think about […]