“Britney, bitch” and 4D sonic/affective transmission
· by Robin James · in 4D, affect, aura, Benjamin, Britney Spears, data, data profile, neoliberalism, post-cinematic, Scream and Shout, Shaviro, sonic, sound studies, superpanopticism, Transmission, will.i.am.
OR: superpanoptic data profiling in “Scream & Shout” [and, as always, this is raw, unrefined writing/work in progress…] will.i.am & Britney’s “Scream and Shout” does something really musicallyinteresting. The track features Britney: she went into a recording studio to lay…
Hologram If You Hear Me: Putting the Aura Back In Digitally Reproduced Performances
· by Robin James · in artwork, aura, Benjamin, Coachella, hologram, Mechanical Reproduction, posthuman, tupac, uncanny
After holographic Tupac crashed Coachella 2012, the buzz about holographic performances by dead musicians has breached the music blogosphere and hit the mainstream. Even Jezebel, which isn’t really a music blog, had a featured article about the topic. Sure, the…