Special Event: Podcasting and ‘Data Music’ as digital sonic methods for post-Covid research

  • Date:
  • Time: 4-5
  • Location: Worsley 9.58 and Zoom

LITE, in conjunction with the Leeds Centre for Research in Digital Education (CRDE) are excited to announce a very special event to be held on Tuesday October 19th 4-5 in Worsley 9.58b and online via Zoom. Podcasting and ‘Data Music’ as digital sonic methods for post-Covid research will be hosted by poet and musician Simone Eringfeld. You can sign up for the event by clicking here. More details below…..

Covid-19 has required us to look for new ways of teaching, learning and doing research, often via digital means. Yet while we have largely been able to continue with our core academic activities of reading and writing, the lack of face-to-face interaction has made it a lot more difficult to continue speaking with and listening to one other, engage in conversations or conduct interviews. In a post-Covid academy, how can we creatively go about facilitating ‘spoken words’ and sonic interactions in digital environments? This talk explores podcasting as a new action research method and sonic elicitation technique for interviews. In this talk Simone illustrates how spoken word performance and the production of ‘data music’ (data-driven song writing and music production) can be used to creatively communicate research outcomes for a wide audience. *This event will include poetry, music and performance.*

Simone Eringfeld is an educationist, artist-researcher, poet and musician whose work explores new ways to blend academia with art. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a master’s degree in Education in 2020. Her thesis on the future of the post-Covid University, which used podcasting as its principal research method, won the BERA Master’s Dissertation Award (1st Prize, 2021). In April 2021 she released her first spoken word music EP titled ‘Please Hold’, in which she presented data from her research at Cambridge. Her most recent work has focused on developing podcasting as an action research method and ‘data music’ as a new way of communicating research results. Simone tweets @SimoneEringfeld

All attendees will be sent the Zoom link via a MS Teams calendar invitation. The event will be recorded and uploaded to our Stream Channel for those that are unable to make it on the day.