Estonia, for the Association of Internet Researchers' annual meeting. I am talking more about pirate radio and ethnic radio, on a panel: Sonic Publics. My paper is called: Booming at the margins: transmedia practices of pirate/ethnic radio in Brooklyn.
It might seem funny to be at an Internet Researchers' event with a talk about radio, but it makes sense for a couple of reasons. First, radio broadcasting has always worked within a cluster of interrelated practices and scenes, and second, people also call "radio" things like web radio, live streaming, and other online practices. Lastly, I'm always interested in the when people do or do not use a certain technology - like my earlier work on UK pirate radio, I have found that sometimes communities need a kind of control over access and participation in order to build cultural intimacy, and online practices are actually not ideal for this. So that's what I'm going to talk about, in relation to radio audible in Flatbush and Kensington, in Brooklyn.