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The researcher and the raver in summer 2020

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Kent Taylor’s vlog is based on his undergraduate research on American bass music communities, looking into the shift to online research methodology amidst social distancing, in the summer of 2020. Kent discusses the interface between our scholarly goals—that is, as researchers and representatives of the University—and the collective goals of the American bass music and EDM festival scene. His analysis of social media sources explores the real dimensions of this interface, as a forum where music scenes and university communities, alike, develop their ethics on pandemic, racial justice, and sexual misconduct.

Kent Taylor is a undergraduate researcher going into his senior year at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH.

He has an interest in American festival culture in the spring 2019, completing a capstone project about scholarly method for studying electronic music scenes. This year, in 2020, thanks to a CWRU's Reisacher Summer Fellowship, he has been bolstering his reseach on American bass music communities.

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