Chris’ research is concerned with the role of accelerated culture in global youth scenes and subcultures, especially electronic dance music. He carried out his PhD thesis, Renegade Hardware: Speed, Technology and Cultural Practice in Drum ‘n’ Bass Music, between 2005 and 2009. He is also a researcher on the Bass Culture project; a three-year Arts Council England-funded research project involving Goldsmiths University and the University of Westminster, whose key aim is to examine the impact of Jamaican and Jamaican-influenced music on British culture.
Additionally, Chris is the Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice (CMP) course at the University of Westminster. BA CMP has a specialist interdisciplinary focus and is one of the longest-running undergraduate media courses in the UK. He is interested in contemporary fan communities based on the collecting of obsolete and residual media.
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Fashion and Music
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