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Mike D’Errico is a researcher, designer, and electronic musician. He is currently a PhD candidate in the UCLA Department of Musicology and the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate Program, with research interests and performance activities including hip-hop and electronic dance music, popular music and technology, video games and multimedia art, and sound studies. His dissertation, “Interface Aesthetics: Sound, Software, and the Ecology of Digital Audio Production,” investigates the ways in which trends in software and digital instrument design influence the composition and production of electronic music. As a Research and Instructional Technology Consultant at the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, he has designed and managed digital research and pedagogy projects for faculty and students in Musicology, English, Comparative Literature, French, Archaeology, and Classics, among others. As Digital Strategist at the UCLA Career Center, he designs promotional materials, manages branding and web presence, and serves as a career consultant for graduate students. He is a former web editor and social media manager for the US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, as well as the technical editor of two peer-reviewed music journals, Echo: a music-centered journal and Ethnomusicology Review. From Boston to Los Angeles, he has performed as a DJ, drummer, and electronic musician for various experimental music acts.