‘Black Mirror’, pretty much the best slice of British sci-fi since forever, is coming back this Christmas, and to mark the quasi-occasion, I’ve decided to share the dark secret that runs through the whole series; every episode happens in the same unified universe. But how do they link together exactly?
How does music distribution affect the listener and how can we discuss this relationship in a new media landscape? Digitalisation has changed our relationship with media and my theory of phormats is an attempt to create a new theoretical framework around which these discussions can be focused on the nature of the medium and the impact on the listener.
Keywords: digital, corporeal, physical, phormats, musicking, phormatisation, internet, digitalisation, distribution