Dr. Aram Sinnreich is a media professor, author, and musician. He currently serves as chair of Communication Studies at American University’s School of Communication. Follow him on Twitter! @aram

Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as emerging media and music. He is the author of three books, Mashed Up (2010), The Piracy Crusade (2013), and The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property (2019). He has also written for publications including The New York Times, Billboard, Wired, The Daily Beast, and The Conversation. In prior incarnations, Sinnreich worked at Rutgers University, NYU Steinhardt, OMD Ignition Factory, Radar Research, and Jupiter Research.

As a bassist and composer, Sinnreich has played with groups and artists including reggae soul band Dubistry, jazz and R&B band Brave New Girl, punk chanteuse Vivien Goldman, hard bop trio The Rooftoppers, and Ari-Up, lead singer of The Slits. Along with co-authors Dunia Best and Todd Nocera, Sinnreich was a finalist in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in the jazz category.

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Chiron Armand is mentioned in this episode. For more visit: www.impactshamanism.com

The work of David Gunkel, Steven Reisner and Aaron Swartz are mentioned in this episode.

Watch Dr. Simmreich’s lecture on Music and Copyright: a Coevolution in Five Movements on YouTube.

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The music playing at the end of the episode is “Third Minds Think Alike” by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Carl Abrahamsson from the bonus 12″ “Slowly/Third Minds Think Alike” accompanying the album “Loyalty Does Not End With Death” from iDeal Recordings

Music for the intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Artwork “William Dreaming” by Tom Benson