Web3, Music and History Context

On the importance of historical context when exploring new technologies

In my capacity as a recovering popular music studies academic, I was recently invited to write a short piece for HiFiLabs on how historical context might help artists think about what to do with Web3.0. It was fascinating to work across timezones with people heavily engaged in this new music space, and I really like the online ’zine feel of the issue they’ve produced.

You can read here, and from there navigate to the other articles in this issue.

Thanks to HiFi Labs for asking me to do this. I really enjoyed the opportunity!

Dr Craig Hamilton
Dr Craig Hamilton

My research interests include popular music, digital humanities and online cultures.