In this third episode of the Digital Sociology podcast series I spoke to Nick Prior who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and a Visiting Fellow at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan. We talk about the influence of digital technology on music consumption and production including midi formats and autotune. The discussion touches on Nick’s work on how iPods have changed the way in which we experience public space. Nick also tells me about his latest work on the “crowdsourced” Japanese “virtual popstar” Hatsune Miku.

Nick has co-edited one of the central texts on digital sociology and written about the direction of this sub-discipline, and you can read more about his work on the role of software sequencers on music and the cultural impact of the iPod.

You can find Nick on Twitter @nickprior4

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