Date

3-2015

Degree Name

BA in Communication Studies

Department

Communication Studies Department

Advisor(s)

Jnan Blau

Abstract

Noted media communication scholar Marshall McLuhan said it best when he famously asserted “the medium is the message.” He continues on, recognizing that “the personal and social consequences of any medium -- that is, of any extension of ourselves -- result from the new scale Warren 5 that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology” (McLuhan 7). One category of mediums it applies best to is music. This interests me, as a communication studies student and as someone who aims to understand the role that human interaction plays in music technology. In my critical cultural analysis, I will be analyzing how different communication studies principles are demonstrated in our motivations and ways we choose to listen to music.