Mike Levine is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of North Carolina. His dissertation investigates Cuba’s offline internet (called el paquete semanal) and its relationship to media piracy and music production. He utilizes dual methodologies in ethnography and digital humanities to examine issues of critical race, internet equity and the impact of informal circulations of music inside the underground digital network. He has written for weekly online sound studies publication Sounding Out!, independent arts and literature magazine Hypermedia, the academic journal Cuban Studies and plays Ableton Live and bass guitar in the Brooklyn-based dance-punk rock band Ghost Guns.
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