Karin Bijsterveld is Coordinator of the Sound Studies Specialization with the MA Media Culture.
She has (co-)produced and taught the following courses:
The Rules of the Game: CAST Methods (Msc Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology); Sound Technologies and Cultural Practices (MA Media Culture); The Festival: Writing and Assessing Plans and Applications for Artistic Events (MA Arts & Heritage); Network Society (BA Arts & Culture); Skills Training Ethnography (BA Arts & Culture); History of the Senses (BA Arts & Culture).
She has supervised many students' papers, theses and internships on the relationships between science and technology on the one hand, and sound, noise and music (classical and popular) on the other. Examples of such topics are: Virtual Guitar Amps and the Culture of Pop Music, The Analogue Experience, Innovation in the Electric Guitar, History of the Theremin, Regulation of the Cell Phone, History of Muzak, Vanished Sounds, The Survival of the Turntable, The Sound of the Lute, Music Production in the Network Society, Mobile Listening, The Shifting Definitions of Soundscape Art, Listening Practices in the Jazz World, Sound Systems at Pop Festivals, The Use of Recording Technologies in Ornithology, Radio and New Media, and Synaesthesia in the Arts. FASoS students interested in similar topics are welcome to contact her.