Wednesday, August 15, 2007

for MYC students: how to post audio

Just a scan of the San Andreas radio dial --

How did I do this? I uploaded an MP3 as an attachment to the "clip collection" page on our course wiki (well, first I recorded the track during gameplay, but that's another story). Then I embedded a link to it in this posting.

In your posting, use the "Edit HTML" tab. Here's what the code looks like:

<embed src="URL_of_Audio_File" autostart="false" loop="false" controls="console" height="62" width="144"></embed>

You'll want to replace "URL_of_Audio_File" with the actual URL of your own uploaded file. In this case it was

For your own clip, it will be this same URL stem
with your own filename tacked onto the end. (Of course, you could also use some other URL if your audio clip is hosted somewhere else on the web.)

UPDATE for current classes: Please note that the URL stem will be different for each course. See the course FAQ on the wiki.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

new project

I'm starting this blog to keep track of my Guitar Hero research efforts. I'm hoping to carry out an ethnographic study of this game, including perspectives from both players and designers. This blog will also serve as a model for the students in my courses at Brown this fall (Musical Youth Cultures and Introduction to Ethnomusicology), since I will be asking them to create their own research blogs for course projects.