Digging in the Crates: DJ Culture as a Model for Inquiry, Creativity in the Humanities
What does it mean to be obsessed with a sound? A breakbeat? An idea? How do our research-based practices shape the quality of information we acquire?
With a guest DJ practitioner demonstrating the art of “crate digging,” scholar and drummer Mike Pfister explores the ways that research is creatively connected to the process of discovery — and the potential for “crate digging” to act as a means of strategically developing ideas and modes of inquiry in the arts and humanities.
Michael Pfister is an instructor in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. This presentation is part of the college's annual Humanities Leccture Series at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. The series provides opportunities to analyze, discuss and interpret current research and events.