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The Politics of Laptop Ensembles: A Survey of 160 Laptop Ensembles and their Organisational Structures

@inproceedings{Knotts2014ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Laptop Ensembles: A Survey of 160 Laptop Ensembles and their Organisational Structures},
  author={Shelly Knotts and N. M. Collins},
  booktitle={NIME},
  year={2014}
}
This paper reports the results of an online survey of 160 laptop ensembles and the relative democracy of their organisational and social structures. For the purposes of this research a laptop ensemble is defined as a performing group of three or more musicians for whom the laptop is the main sound generating source and who typically perform together in the same room. The concept of democracy (i.e. governance by members of the group) has been used as a starting point to assess what types of… 

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