Dr Marilou Polymeropoulou
Marilou is an anthropologist of music focusing on digital culture. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Oxford supported by the State Scholarships Foundation in Greece. Conducting digital and physical, multi-sited fieldwork, Marilou immersed in the chipscene, an online and transnational network of electronic musicians who compose music called ‘chiptunes’ on retro computers and videogame consoles.
In her postdoctoral research, Marilou has participated in projects involving digital cultures and/or digital methods with an interest on computational methods. Her interdisciplinary methodology combines the interpretative framework of anthropology, theoretical and methodological aspects of relational sociology and more specifically, social network analysis, as well as data mining methods such as Twitter scraping.
Research interests: chiptunes, electronic music, creativity, performance, gender, digital methods, prosumption, authenticity, platforms, online communities, materiality.