The Night Shift, New BlogBy Paul Aitken • Feb 19th, 2010 • Category: Announcements
The Night Shift is a guide for those of you who are lost: for the thinkers amongst you who are frustrated by a lack of progress in creating a just society and for the practical amongst you who are at a loss as to what you should actually be doing. The nature of our questions eliminates the possibility of any pre-defined destination, but we hope that you can find the direction you lack. This, then, is the heart of The Night Shift: movement with guidance, force with direction, ideas with action.
Paul Aitken is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds. His thesis research focuses on critical theories of gift giving, their relationship to music piracy and the ways in which this relationship may/may not present a challenge both to the music industry and to how we conceive of the exchange of cultural products. This project forms a part of his wider interest in popular music studies, ICTs, and critical/cultural theory. He has taught popular music history at Dalhousie University and political economy of the media at McMaster University, both in Canada. He is also an accomplished professional guitarist, with two independently released albums to his name. He has performed with a variety of groups in the UK, US and Canada.
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