Michael Palm is an Associate Professor of Media and Technology Studies in the Department of Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of American Studies. His book Technologies of Consumer Labor: A History of Self-Servicewas published by Routledge in 2017. His current book project presents vinyl records as a case study of cultural production after digitization. Informed by labor ethnography along records’ contemporary supply chain, the book connects the vinyl revival to contemporary concerns ranging from sustainability to gentrification. He serves as President of the UNC-CH chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
byFebruary 8, 2015