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Spotify (un)wrapped workshop | LSE Festival

Hosted by LSE Festival: Power and Politics

KSW 1.05, 20 Kingsway


Taylor Annabell

Taylor Annabell

Nina Vindum Rasmussen

Nina Vindum Rasmussen

Are you interested in the annual algorithmic event ‘Spotify Wrapped’, and do you want to learn more about the ways your music taste is datafied? Then take part in a fun two-hour workshop. Together with other Spotify users, you will learn to explore ‘Wrapped’ in a creative and critical way.   

During the workshop, you will discuss your experience of your own ‘Spotify Wrapped’ data with the other participants. There will also be creative exercises as we produce our ‘Wrapped’ selves using material objects such as CDs, vinyls, glitter, magazines and any printed material related to our Spotify data. The workshop will be followed by a light lunch. 

You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the ways we can interrogate, navigate and potentially resist the data-driven tactics of streaming services like Spotify.  

If you want to find out more about what the worskhop will involve, watch a short video about it here.  

Meet our speakers

Taylor Annabell is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the multidisciplinary European Research Council Starting Grant HUMANads project at Utrecht University School of Law. She holds a PhD in Culture, Media and Creative Industries from King’s College London. Her research interests include platform governance and influencer cultures, platformisation of memory and everyday experiences of datafication. 

Nina Vindum Rasmussen is an LSE100 Fellow at the LSE where she teaches on AI from a social science perspective. Her research investigates how digital and algorithmic technologies impact the way we work, create and live, especially in the context of media production and consumption. In her PhD, Nina examined how film and TV workers make sense of their collaborations with data-driven streamers like Netflix. 

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Power and Politics running from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 June 2024, with a series of events exploring how power and politics shape our world. Booking for all Festival events will open on Monday 13 May.  

The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2021 QS World University Rankings).

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