University of Texas Arlington: Music archive allows users to preserve and stream DFW bands

University of Texas Arlington: Music archive allows users to preserve and stream DFW bands. “A faculty member at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to preserve North Texas’ independent music scene through an online audio archive and streaming platform. David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, has spent four years building the newly revamped MusicDetour: The DFW Local Music Archive, a digital depository for music created and performed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

Fort Worth Texas: How cities (like Fort Worth) can use Google Street View to measure change

Fort Worth Texas: How cities (like Fort Worth) can use Google Street View to measure change. “A new effort to track street-level changes in cities is using a widely available tool to gather information: Google Street View. Taking the time to view online maps and click on specific areas or blocks to trigger 360-degree views — and then compare those views to snapshots taken in previous years — can teach a lot about year-over-year changes to a street, without requiring the user to actually visit in person. This effort was showcased at a SXSW 2019 session in Austin featuring the coauthor of a major study on the subject, as well as Fort Worth City Councilmember Ann Zadeh, who represents District 9. She is putting these ideas into action at the local level.”

Online Archive for the Music of Dallas-Fort Worth in Development

The University of Texas at Arlington is developing an online archive to house music from folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “David Arditi, a UTA assistant professor of sociology, is developing “MusicDetour – the DFW Local Music Archive,” with three goals in mind: to house local music, develop big data that is open and available to all, and to build community…. MusicDetour will be hosted initially by UTA in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s Center for Theory, but Arditi said future plans involve philanthropic efforts to fund student workers both for curation and greater web development.”