Michael Bull

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Michael Bull is a Professor in Sound Studies in the Department of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, England.


Bull is the founder of the academic discipline of "sound studies". He has published research on mobile communications, music and sound in urban culture and is often quoted by journalists penning articles about mobile technology devices[1] and was dubbed "Professor iPod" by Wired Magazine.[2] Bull published the books: Sounding Out the City[3] and Sound Moves, iPod Culture and Urban Experience.[4] Bull is Editor of the journal Senses and Society and the book Sound Studies: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies.[5]


  1. ^ St John, Warren (2004) “The World At Ears' Length”. New York Times, February 15
  2. ^ Wortham, J (2007) Bliss in a box, Wired Magazine, 27 December
  3. ^ Bull, M (2000) Sounding Out the City. Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life, Oxford: Berg Publishers
  4. ^ Bull, M (2007) Sound Moves. iPod Culture and Urban Experience London: Routledge.
  5. ^ Bull, Michael (2013) Sound Studies: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, Routledge, ISBN 9780415597333, March

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