Presence and activity in Spotify, and how it just became lonelier

I have been listening to music through Spotify pretty much constantly since the service became available in the US. I love it because of the fact that it provides the music lover’s dream of immediate and free (or cheap) access to a good share of the music that’s out there. With my Spotify account connected Continue reading Presence and activity in Spotify, and how it just became lonelier

Dissertation proposal next week!

My dissertation proposal is now officially scheduled for next Monday! Details from the announcement are below. The full proposal is also available here. Title:┬áDigital Materiality in Architectures of Interaction Heather Wiltse Advisor: ┬áProfessor Erik Stolterman Committee: Professor Erik Stolterman, Professor Mary Gray, Professor Jeff Bardzell, Professor Selma Sabanovic Date: Monday, October 8 Time: 4:15pm Location: Continue reading Dissertation proposal next week!

The difficulty of interdisciplinary narratives

This post is also cross posted on the Social Informatics Blog. Interdisciplinarity is a concept that is frequently lauded but notoriously challenging to realize. Practical realities like publication and tenure requirements and conceptions of what counts as valid research in established fields tend to push even the best-intentioned academics toward more well-trodden and recognizable paths, Continue reading The difficulty of interdisciplinary narratives