Monday, January 27, 2014

The Future of Music is Now?

In the remake of the futuristic movie, TRON, we see a glimpse of what is purported to be the future of music:
And it seems that the predictive power of that sci-fi flick is quite significant when you look at the headlines in today's papers:
Cool. But how can we frame our understanding of how digital technologies have shaped (and are shaping - and will shape) the world of communication in which we live? Students in CM410 will reflect on their readings, and watch a piece from CBS Sunday Morning that aired over the weekend. We will look at digital inventions such as Mix Tapes, Napster, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, Netflix, etc. and observe the way artists such as The Grateful Dead, RadioHead, and Beyonce have broken the old media paradigms with new media thinking.


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