I’m traveling this week to two different meetings, that somehow seem thematically related.
The first is the initial workshop for Project Bamboo, which is:
Bamboo is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-organizational effort that brings together researchers in arts and humanities, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, and campus information technologists to tackle the question:
How can we advance arts and humanities research through the development of shared technology services?
and then Thursday I’m heading to New Orleans with a crew from KEXP for a meeting about the possibility of creating a national alliance of independent music radio stations.
So what’s the relation? Well, if KEXP is at all indicative of what independent music stations are up to, they are producing an incredible storehouse for research in popular culture in present day society, through a rich archive of interviews, live performances, playlists, and the like.
And the fact that we’ll be hosted in New Orleans by WWOZ during the second weekend of Jazzfest is pretty sweet too! More blogging as we go!