Zimmermann, Basile


Technology Is Culture: Two Paradigms

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 15. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 53-57.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


The author discusses the relationship of technology to culture in the People’s Republic of China. Basing his discussion on his experiences in Beijing between 2001 and 2004, the author suggests that the two paradigms of accumulation of decisions and struggle against difference can be used to describe technology in its relation to culture, including-but not limited to-popular electronic music in Beijing.