In the past 6 years I have examined internet politics. My research is transdisciplinary and draws on media theory, media history, science and technology studies, software studies, media law and sound studies. I focus on ‘deviant’ media categories and how they are used to construct people and territories. In particular, I have developed a new theoretical approach to examine media power by using two sound studies concepts – processed listening and rhythmedia.
I tell different stories about internet standards and the power structures behind them. My research interests are: Media theory, sound studies, science and technology studies, software studies, critical legal studies, cultural studies, data politics and ethics, internet history, feminist technoscience.
2012 – 2017 (passing with no corrections)– Ph.D. in the Media & Communications department, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.
Dissertation: Processing spam: Conducting processed listening and rhythmedia to (re)produce people and territories. Supervised by: Professor Sean Cubitt and Professor Marianne Franklin.
2008 – 2012 – M.A. in Culture Research, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Thesis – The Penetration of the Psychedelic Trance Culture into Israel – Supervised by Professor Rakefet Sela-Shefi: Magna Cum Laude (93).
2004 – 2007 – B.A. in Media, Communications & Management, Colman College of Management, Ramat Aviv, Israel.
Practical areas: Radio broadcasting, editing, producing, interviewing, and writing comical sketches, at the students’ radio of Tel Aviv, 106fm. Academic work (Dissertations): The Post Rave Culture in the Postmodern Era. Magna Cum Laude (96). The Absence of Female Artists in Electronic Dance Music. Magna Cum Laude (95).
Before academia I was deeply involved in the electronic dance music community and industry.
Here are some of the things I’ve done:
2011- 2016 – Content Manager at Iono Music Records. Berlin, Germany.
2004-2011 – Radio Broadcaster at 106fm Kol Hakampus Tel Aviv. Shows: Hafirot – Psytrance magazine & Hypnoza – the underground sounds of Psychedelic Trance.
2006-2012 – Musical editor for Musicoola, editing the Trance channel on cable and satellite television.
2012 – Night Life tour in Tel Aviv – Exploring the city after dark.
2009-2011 – Journalist at Timeout Tel Aviv – Nightlife section.
2009-2011 – Journalist at the biggest night portal in Israel Layla.co.il.
2006-2011 – Journalist for various global magazines especially about Israel’s Psychedelic Trance Culture: Psychedelic Traveler, Trancer’s Guide To The Galaxy, Mushroom.
2006+2008 – In charge of a broadcast day on Boom Radio at Boom Festival in Portugal – The biggest Psychedelic Trance festival in the world.
2007-2008 – Promotion Manager at BNE records in its 2 divisions: 1. YoYo, the Electronic label. 2. The exclusive promoter of Beggars Banquet – Indie/Alternative labels from the UK (XL, 4AD, WIIJA).