Writing the Vibe: Arts of Representation in Electronic Dance Music Culture


  • Graham St John Griffith University, Australia


field methods, research arts, nanomedia, sampling, psytrance, EDM

Author Biography

Graham St John, Griffith University, Australia

An anthropologist of electronic dance music cultures, festivals, and movements, Graham's recent book is Global Tribe: Spirituality, Technology and Psytrance (Equinox 2012). His previous books are Technomad: Global Raving Countercultures (Equinox 2009), and the edited collections The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance (Routledge 2010), Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance (Berghahn 2008), Rave Culture and Religion (Routledge, 2004), and FreeNRG: Notes From the Edge of the Dance Floor (Commonground, 2001). He has held research posts in four countries, is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith Centre for Cultural Research and is founding Executive Editor at Dancecult.