Locating Publics

Forms of Social Order in an Electronic Music Scene

  • FlorianĀ Grote

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Florian Grote
    Pages 17-87
  3. Florian Grote
    Pages 131-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 255-266

About this book


Florian Grote investigates how a local Berlin music scene integrates online media into its cultural practice, and why located interaction in clubs and at concert events remains one of the most important forms of communication. Based on detailed empirical data and innovative analytical methods, social situations are described that can only happen as communication in the field deals with the potentials and challenges of online media. The interwoven forms of online and offline activity are presented in a coherent model of public communication within contemporary cultural practice. With its current topic and an innovative set of methods, this study covers new ground for research in the cultural sciences of the digital age.



  • Social and Economical Contexts
  • Observing a Scene of Electronic Music Culture
  • Online Publics and Practices
  • Cultural and Artistic Practice in Social Space
  • Integrating Online Publics and Performance Events



Target Groups

  • Scholars and students of cultural sciences, sociology, media studies, musicology, science and technology studies
  • Practitioners in the field of cultural administration


The Author

Florian Grote is a cultural scientist with a special interest in artistic uses of technology. He works in the research and development department of an international music technology manufacturer.


Elektronische Musik Netzwerktheorie Qualitative Sozialforschung Soziale Netzwerke Systemtheorie

Authors and affiliations

  • FlorianĀ Grote
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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