MARIA ERIKSSON

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BOOKS

2019. Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music. Co-written together with Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau for MIT Press. Featured in Rolling Stone, Financial Times,Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Nation, American Book Review, Big Think, Les Jours, Freakonomics podcast, Salon, The Quietus, The Wire Magazine, DeutschlandfunkKultur, Neural, WDR Cosmo, Musically, Penny Fractions Blog, Radio FM4, TAZ and others.

2019. Online Music Distribution and the Unpredictability of Software Logistics. Dissertation submitted to Umeå University in accordance with the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities. Umeå: Cityprint i Norr AB.

ARTICLES

2020. The Editorial Playlist as Container Technology: Notes on the Logistical Role of Digital Music Packages. Journal of Cultural Economy. Online pre-print.

2020. "My Library Has Just Been Obliterated": Producing New Norms of Use Via Software Updates. Co-written together with Fabio Morreale in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Received an Honorable Mention Award and was ranked among the top5% of the 2283 articles that were submitted to the CHI 2020 conference.

2018. Unpacking Online Streams. APRJA 7(1), special issue on Research Values.

2018. "Keep Smiling!": Time, Functionality and Intimacy in Spotify's Featured Playlists . Co-written together with Anna Johansson in Cultural Analysis 16, special issue on The Inheritance of the Digital: Ethnographic Approaches to Everyday Realities In, Of, and Through Digital Technologies.

2017. Tracking Gendered Streams. Co-written together with Anna Johansson in Culture Unbound 9(2), special issue on Spotify and Digital Methods.

2016. Close Reading Big Data: The Echo Nest and the Production of (Rotten)Music Metadata. First Monday 19(2).

2016. A Different Kind of Story: Tracing Regulations and Narrations of the Re-Birth of Pirate-Copied Films. Tecnoscienza, Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies 7(1), special issue on Digital Circulation: The Digital Life of Things and Media Technologies.

2016. Review of Richard Roger's book Digital Methods. Nordicom Information 38(3). [In Swedish].

FORTHCOMING

In Pursuit of Musical Identifications: YouTube Content ID and the Politics of Audio Fingerprint Technologies [under peer-review].

Introduction: Genealogies of Online Content Identification. Co-written together with Guillaume Heuguet. Forthcoming in a special issue on the Genealogy of Online Content Identification for the journal Internet Histories.

Data Flows and Infrastructure. Forthcoming book chapter in an anthology on Digital Methods. Editors: Johan Jarlbrink and Fredrik Norén. Publisher: Studentlitteratur. [In Swedish].

Interview with Jasmine Guffond for The New Alphabet book series, published by HKW in Berlin.