John interviews Abbas Jaffer, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University on his dissertation project, New Tracks: Digital Publics and Contemporary Music in Pakistan. They talk about how interactions around music and digital media generate publics in Pakistan, how to conceptualize affect and digital affect, the complicated political effects of music production and these digital publics, cyberethnography, the relationship between methodology, theory, and ethics, and more.
- Abbas suggests we check out Noori and Poor Rich Boys (and the toothless winos)
- Vincent Mosco’s The Digital Sublime at MIT Press
- Austin Music Map