Professor of Sound Studies in Universidad de Sussex
BSc (Bristol), MA (Greenwich), PhD (Goldsmiths)
Community & Business
Advisory Board: Portalplayer. California.
Consultant: Sound Strategies. London.
Core member: Future Trends Forum. European think-tank funded by Bankinter. Spain.
Member: Wired Sussex.
Mobile communication technologies and their use, Music and sound in urban culture. New directions in Critical Theory (The Frankfurt School), sensory experience and methodologies.
He is also the founding and managing editor of the journal Senses and Society published by Berg.
Michael teaches undergraduate courses in: Music and Media, Media, Technology and Everyday Life, Media and Power, MA courses in The Political Economy of the New Media and the core course in Media and Cultural Studies..
2000 Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life. Oxford. Berg.
2007 The Auditory Culture Reader (edited with Les. Back,). Oxford. Berg
Sound Moves. iPod Culture and Urban Experience .The International Library of Sociology. Routledge.
2001 The World According to Sound: Investigating the World of Walkman Users. New Media and Society. Sage London.
2002 The Seduction of Sound in Consumer Culture in Journal of Consumer Culture
2003 "Towards an Aural Epistemology of Proximity and Distance. Mobile Technologies and their Use" in Space and Society (forthcoming)
2003 "Alone Together: The Culture of Mobile Listening in Automobiles" in Social Studies of Science. (forthcoming)
Chapters in Books
2001 "Space, Place and Music: A Critical Ethnography of Automobile Habitation" in Car Cultures. (ed D. Miller) Berg. Cambridge.
"Personal Stereo Use and the Aural Reconfiguration of Representational Space" in New Technologies and Spatial Practices (ed S. Munt) Cassell. London.
2003 "To Each Their Own Bubble: Mobile Spaces of Sound in the City" in Place, Space and Culture in a Media Age (ed N. Couldry and A. McCarthy) Sage, London. (forthcoming)
2003 "Thinking about Sound, Proximity and Distance in Western Experience. The Case of Odyssius's Walkman" in New directions in the Anthropology of Sound ( ed V.Erlmann.) Oxford. Berg. (forthcoming)
2003 Sounding Out the City is published in Japanese by Hituzi Sybo, Tokyo.
Theodor W, Adorno, Metaphysics: Concept and Problems, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2000 Sociology 2002, David Morley, Home Territories: Media, mobility and Identity, London, Routledge, 2000. New Media and Society. 2002
Recent Conference Papers and International Workshops
March 2002 Rethinking Networks: Fluid Networks, Fluid People. Helsinki, Finland.
Towards an Aural Epistemology of Proximity and Distance: Mobile Technologies and their Use.
April 2002 "Hearing Culture": New Directions in the Anthropology of Sound. Oaxaca, Mexico.
Thinking about Sound, Proximity and Distance in Western Experience. The Case of Odyssius's Walkman
April 2002 "Musica Urbana" University of Bologna.
The Aural Privatising of Urban Space and its Social Implications.
November 2002 Sound Matters. New Technology in Music. University of Maastricht
The Culture of Mobile Listening: From Walkmans to the Automobile as an Acoustic Theatre.