Teachers College Educational Technology Conference

Will present a paper called “Mobile Music in School: Interactivity and Intimacy in Children’s Uses of MP3 Players at a Vermont Elementary School” at a conference at Teachers College in May: TCETC 2010, “Media and Designs for Learning.” Looking forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas with the folks across 120th street.


Lise Waxer and Hewitt Pantaleoni prizes

A couple of papers I presented in 2008 received prizes this fall:

The 2009 Lise Waxer Prize from the Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology, recognizing the most distinguished student paper in the ethnomusicology of popular music presented at the SEM annual meeting in Wesleyan, CT, October 2008, for my paper, “Media Consumption as Social Organization at a New England Primary School” (pdf or scribd).


The 2009 Hewitt Pantaleoni Prize from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM) for the best student paper presented at the Middle Atlantic SEM Chapter meeting in New York, March 2008, for my paper, “The Social Economy of Headphone Use in a New England Primary School.” That paper turned into my “Earbuds Are Good for Sharing” for the Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music.

Needless to say I’m pleased and grateful.

Earbuds Are Good for Sharing

[Update: This piece was published in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies in March 2014.]

I just sent off a chapter about sharing earbuds for a forthcoming volume from Oxford UP on Mobile Music Studies. My chapter is called “Earbuds Are Good for Sharing: Children’s Sociable Uses of Headphones at a Vermont Primary School.”