I decided to take the plunge today and — merge my two blogs. One (this one) focusing on my research, while the other is most about — food. Mostly this came about because I’ve been thinking about how and what I present about myself in online settings, and the reality that my curriculum vita was housed on my personal site rather than my research one. Not my best idea, but that’s where my brain was at for a while.
I’m currently gearing up for some intense research and writing so please also take this as a heads up I may be putting a lot more on this blog for a while. My two threads, online recording and social media and performance identity construction, are coming back together in some ways I would not have predicted even six months ago.
Be forewarned – I’m about to reread Gregory Bateson, and for the uninitiated I’ll say this: first, I’m sorry you’ve been deprived for so long, and second, I may be borrowing from his Metadialogues format as I work through some of my current ideas. I’m also about to revisit Fauconnier’s work on conceptual blending. There will also be some economic sociological thinking showing up as this work progresses. I don’t think I’m saying anything original here that cultural relationships with work and economies are deeply embedded in musical and recording practices I’m looking at these days. In fact, if you have a current favorite thinker/author or theory I should be attending to, please post in the comments.
Cheers and happy spring!