An inquiry into the history, technological merits and social consequences of in-ear headphones, this website is the product of a group of Georgetown University graduate students actively exploring the intersections of Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) in their namesake master’s program. This website serves as a resource and an academic showcase, offering a multifaceted examination of in-ear headphones.
Xiaosong is originally from China and is currently a graduate student in the Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) master’s program at Georgetown University. He majored in TV programming production in his undergraduate program. He loves all types of art, whether it is static, like paintings, or dynamic, like movies. However, his favorite expression ofart is music, and he enjoys it best through headphones. One of his favorite quotes is his own — “When you turn on your music and put on headphones, you enter your own world. It is a world that you can find yourself and feel your heart.”
Brittany is a first-year master’s candidate in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown University. At Dartmouth College she majored in Modified Sociology, a hand-made major that analyzed journalism through a “sociologically imaginative” lens. Her research promotes but questions the intersection of humanities and digitality currently rising in academia; her favorite area of study is Internet culture, for its remix, meme, and citizen journalist subcultures. In her spare time Brittany works as a part-time reporter for Georgetown College Communications and is a lead blogger for gnovis.
Andrew is a Georgetown University graduate student in the Communication, Culture & Technology program.
Yang is a first year graduate student in the Communication, Culture & Technology master’s program at Georgetown University. Mainly focusing her studies on international business and technology policy, she hopes to one day be a policy analyst in her future career, a field she is passionate about. She has held two internships at IBM and Weber Shandwick in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and has lead the organizing of many marketing activities.
Amir is a first year graduate student in the Communication, Culture & Technology master’s program at Georgetown University. Amir was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from George Mason with a B.S. in Psychology. Amir’s work experience ranges from law, psychiatry and currently marketing, where he works as a Brand Manager at Creative2. He is a social media enthusiast and is interested in the psychology involved in social media and the effectiveness of creative design. In his spare time he enjoys working on his blogs, listening & collecting music, traveling, and meeting new people. Amir’s currently excited to listen to the new Strokes album through his iPhone’s in-ear headphones.