Microsoft Research's Nancy Bayme at head of MTF Symposium
A pioneer in the field of internet research, Nancy Baym is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft in New England and Research Affiliate in Comparative Media Studies and Writing at MIT. Her work reveals the subtle and pervasive ways people make sense of new communication technologies and weave them into their everyday lives.
A lifelong music fan, her brand new book Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection (NYU) draws on years of ethnographic participation and interviews with dozens of artists to show how social media have – and have not – changed the relationships between musicians and audiences and what that portends for workers in other fields. She has spoken at music events including MIDEM, by:Larm, All2GetherNow, and Rethink Music. She’s appeared in the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, WIRED, Mother Jones, and other news outlets.
In 2014 she organized the first Music Tech Fest research symposium, spearheading the writing of the Music Tech Manifesto that continues to guide MTF.
The #MTFResearch Symposium ticket includes full membership of the global #MTFResearch Network, free entry to the public Music Tech Fest Stockholm event and a Music Tech Fest t-shirt.
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