Curating Serendipity in Online Music Communities
Serendipity happens when we stumble upon an unknown book or album tucked away on the shelves... and it thrills us. In this session, we will use the online music community What.CD as a model for thinking about how to meaningfully curate serendipity. We will also consider how user-curated album collages empower us to discover new artists, share unique cultures and preserve rare musical traditions.
The University of Texas at Austin
Paul Vinelli is a graduate student in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he's worked as a social media research analyst, nonprofit manager, and public radio director. He has served as a Teaching Assistant at UT's Undergraduate Writing Center and a Research Librarian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.