I am very happy to announce that my colleagues Angelo Restivo, Jennifer Barker, and Alessandra Raengo successfully earned a CENCIA grant for the School of Film, Media, and Theatre. The grant will allow us to put on a major media conference and community event. My contribution to the community event will be an initiative of the Atlanta Media Project called Atlanta’s Mobile Music. Based on research for my book The Procrastination Economy, Atlanta’s Mobile Music will survey MARTA riders on their mobile listening habits. The information from these surveys will be tabulated and a “billboard” chart of Atlanta commuters listening habits will be created. This chart will offer commuters an opportunity to understand their fellow citizens and connect over their shared love of music. In February, the music of the commute will provide the soundtrack to a dance performance at MARTA’s Five Points station.
If you are interested in participating or helping with the project please contact me.