Date of Degree
Matthew K. Gold
Databases and Information Systems | Social and Cultural Anthropology | United States History
Bassnectar, Digital Humanities, Digital Technology, dubstep, Networks, Social Media
Using dubstep DJ Bassnectar as a case-study example, this thesis explores the impact of social networks and mobile connectivity. As evidenced by Bassnectar's digitally based approach to experiencing, distributing, and consuming music, these developments have contributed to the shift to a new model I describe as Networked Culture.
Figure 1 is a video highlighting the Bassnectar concert experience. Figure 2 is an audio clip illustrating the "drop" in dubstep. Figure 3 is another audio clip demonstrating the dubstep sound. Figure 4 is an image of an Ableton Live sound library. Figure 5 is an image of Ableton Live's functionality. Figure 6 is an image of Bassnectar's Twitter feed. Figure 7 is an image of Bassnectar's Facebook feed. Figure 8 contains an image of Bassnectar's website. Figure 9 contains an image of Bassnectar's SoundCloud feed.
Kretmar, Samantha Phyllis, "Bass in Your Face: A Case-Study Exploration of Networked Culture" (2014). CUNY Academic Works.
Figure2Skrillex%22Cinema%22BennyBenassi,Electroman,AllAroundtheWorld,2011DigitalDownload.mp3 (259 kB)
Figure3Bassnectar%22NothingHasBeenBroken%22VAVAVoom,AmorphousRecords,2012,DigitalDownload.mp3 (435 kB)
Figure4AbletonLibrary,27April2012Screenshot.pdf (120 kB)
Figure5DubstepMusicProduction,27April2012Screenshot.pdf (206 kB)
Figure6BassnectarTwitterFeed28April2012Screenshot.pdf (599 kB)
Figure7BassnectarFacebookFeed28April20143Screenshot.pdf (851 kB)
Figure8BassnectarWebsiteFreestyleReleaseApr2013Screenshot28Apr2014.pdf (487 kB)
Figure9BassnectarSoundCloudFeedApr2013Screenshot28Apr2014.pdf (471 kB)