Dr. Steffen Lepa (Visiting Professor)

Vitae

  • 1978 born in Braunschweig
  • 1998-2003 studies of Media Sciences, Media Technology and Psychology at the Technical University of Braunschweig and The Braunschweig University of Art
  • 2003-2005 studies of Media Management at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research, Hanover University of Music and Drama
  • 2005-2007 Research Assistant at the Faculty "Philosophy of Education" of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2005-2006 Lecturer for "Information Psychology" at the University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
  • 2005-2009 Lecturer for "Digital Audio in Multi Media" at the Braunschweig University of Art
  • 2007-2009 Research Assistant at the School for Education and Social Sciences of the University of Oldenburg
  • 2009 PhD with a thesis on "Beyond the film. Critical-realistic reconstruction of understanding and reflecting film"
  • 2009-2010 Lecturer for Special Tasks at the School for Education and Social Sciences of the University of Oldenburg
  • Since 2010 Research Assistant at the Department of Audio Communication, Technical University of Berlin
  • 2010-2012 Research Assistant at the Cluster of Excellency 302 "Languages of Emotion"
  • 2012-2014 Head of the German Science Foundation project "Survey Music and Media. Empirical Basis Data and Theoretical Modeling of the Mediatization of Everyday Music Reception in Germany"
  • 2015-2016 Lecturer (Bachelor & Master) at the Seminar for Mass Communication at the University of Erfurt
  • 2016-2018 Research Assistant at EU Horizon 2020 Research and Development project "ABC_DJ. Artist-to-Business-To-Consumer Audio Branding System"
  • Since 2018 Visiting Professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication Resarch, Hanover

Major teaching and research interests

  • Methods of empirical social research (QUAL+QUAN+Computational Methods)
  • Auditive media offers and auditive media reception
  • Digital media change and mediatization research
  • Media theory, media use and popular culture

Activities

  • Member of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK)
  • Member of the Society for Media Sciences (GfM)
  • Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
  • Member of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP)
  • Reviews for, e.g., the German Science Foundation's expert councils 111 – "Social Sciences" and 103 – "Art, Music, Drama and Media Sciences", the ECREA divisions "Audience & Reception Studies"/"Mediatization", the German Society of Mass Communication's expert groups "Methods", "Reception Research", "Digital Communication", the SMC – Sound and Music Computing Conference, as well as for the journals "Journal of Communication", "Yearbook Music Psychology", "Media in Discourse", "Musicae Scientiae", "Participations – Journal for Audience and Reception Studies", "Outlines – Journal for Critical Practice Studies"

Publications

2018

Lepa, S. (2018). Interdisciplinary research on modes of listening to music and sound. In B. Krämer & F. Frey (Eds.), How we use the media. Strategies, modes and types of media consumption. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lepa, S. (2018). Quantitative Filmrezeptionsanalyse [Quantitative film reception Analysis]. In A. Geimer, C. Heinze & R. Winter (Eds.), Handbuch Filmsoziologie [Handbook film sociology] (pp. 1-18). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Lindau, A. & Lepa, S. (2018). Das Unbeobachtbare beobachtbar machen: Dynamische Binauralsynthese als Verfahren zur Untersuchung audiotechnologiebezogener Hypothesen im Rahmen medienpsychologischer Rezeptionsexperimente [Making the unobservable observable: Dynamic binauralsynthesis as a Research method for audiotechnology hypotheses within the scope of media psychological reception experiments]. In J. Vogelgesang, J. Matthes, C. Schieb & T. Quandt (Eds.), Beobachtungsverfahren in der Kommunikationswissenschaft [Observation methods in communication sciences]. Cologne: Herbert von Halem.

Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S. & Grigoriev, D. (2018). A measuring instrument for the auditory perception of rooms: The Room Acoustical Quality Inventory (RAQI). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), 1245-1257.

Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S. & Kokabi, O. (2018). Virtuelle historische Klangumgebungen als Werkzeug der Musikwissenschaft. Methodologische Überlegungen. [Virtual historical sound environments as an instrument of music sciences. Methodological considerations] In A. Langenbruch (Eds.), Klang als Geschichtsmedium. Perspektiven für eine auditive Geschichtsschreibung [Sound as medium for history. Perspectives for an auditive historiority] (pp. 221–243). Bielefeld: transcript.

Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S., Schultz, F., Detzner, E., von Coler, H. & Behler, G. (2018). Sound power and timbre as cues for the dynamic range of orchestral instruments. JASA - The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), 1347-1355.

2017

Cavallaro, A. & Lepa, S. (2017). Virtuose 'Nicht-Musiker'? Der Diskurs zu Virtuosität, Authentizität und Subversion beim Aufkommen elektronischer Popmusik am Beispiel des Musikexpress – und seine aktuellen Nachwirkungen [Virtuosic "non-musicians'? The discourse on virtuosity, authenticity and subversion with the emergence of electronic pop music using the example of Musikexpress - and its recent aftereffects]. In T. Phleps (Ed.), Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung. Band 43 [Articles on popular music research. Vol. 43](pp. 107-130). Bielefeld: Transcript.

Hoklas, A.-K. & Lepa, S. (2017). Welchen Beitrag 'leistet' die Materialität der Medien zum soziokulturellen Wandel? Erkenntnistheoretische Potentiale des Affordanzkonzepts für die Mediatisierungsforschung am Beispiel des alltäglichen Musikhörens [What is the contribution of the materiality of the media to the socio-cultural change? Epistemic potentials of the affordance concept for mediatization research using the example of everyday music listening]. In F. Krotz, C. Depotovic & M.-M. Kruse (Eds.), Mediatisierung als Metaprozess: Transformationen, Formen der Entwicklung und die Generierung von Neuem [Mediatization as meta process: Transformations, forms of development and the creation of the new] (pp. 281-302). Wiesbaden: VS – Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Lepa, S. (2017). Statistical significance (testing). In J. Matthes, R. Potter & C. S. Davis (Eds.), International encyclopedia of communication research methods. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lepa, S. & Guljamow, M. (2017). Mediensozialisation als Aufwachsen in materiellen Medienumgebungen: Zur digitalen Mediatisierung des alltäglichen Musikhörens Jugendlicher [Media socialization as growing up in material media environments: On the digital mediatization of adolescents' everyday music listening]. In D. Hoffmann, F. Krotz & W. Reißmann (Eds.), Mediatisierung und Mediensozialisation: Prozesse – Räume – Praktiken [Mediatization and media socialization: Processes – rooms – practices] (pp. 289-309). Wiesbaden: VS - Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Weinzierl, S. & Lepa, S. (2017). On the epistemic potential of virtual reality for the historical sciences: Quality criteria for virtual field research. In J. M. Ariso (Ed.), Augmented reality. Reflections on its contribution to knowledge formation (pp. 61-80). Berlin: DeGruyter.

2016

Lepa, S. & Seifert, M. (2016). Embodied listening modes as part of habitual music media orientations: Relating young adults’ audio technology use with their music socialization and taste preferences. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN, 9(2).

Lepa, S. & Tritakis, V. (2016). Not every vinyl retromaniac is a nostalgic – a social experiment on the pleasures of record listening in the digital age. Medien & Zeit, 31(4), 16-30.

2015

Hoklas, A.-K. & Lepa, S. (2015). Mediales Musikhören im Alltag am Beispiel des Plattenspielers. Auditive Kultur aus der Perspektive der praxeologischen Wissenssoziologie [Everyday music listening in the media using the example of the record player. Auditive culture from the perspective of the praxeological knowledge sociology]. Navigationen – Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften, 15(2), 127-143.

Lepa, S. (2015). Kulturelle Ökonomie und Urheberrecht im Zeitalter der digitalen Mediamorphose der Musik [Cultural economy and copyright law in the era of digital media morphosis of music]. Mediale Kontrolle unter Beobachtung, 4(2).

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2015). How do people really listen to music today? Conventionalities and major turnovers in German audio repertoires. Information, Communication & Society, 18(10), 1253-1268.

Lepa, S. & Seifert, M. (2015). Musikalische Vorlieben oder Alltagsästhetische Schemata? Zur relativen Bedeutung von Demographie-, Sozialisations- und Persönlichkeitsvariablen für die Optimierung digitaler Musikempfehlungssysteme [Music preferences or everyday-aesthetic schemata? On the relative significance of demographic, socializational and personality variables for the optimization of digital systems of music recommendation]. Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie, 25, 116-141.

Lepa, S., Hoklas, A.-K., Egermann, H. & Weinzierl, S. (2015). Sound, materiality and embodiment: Challenges for the concept of 'Musical Expertise' in the age of digital mediatization. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Special Issue on Expertise and Engagement with/in Digital Media, 21(3), 294-300.

2014

Lepa, S. (2014). Alles nur noch 'digital'? Die Audiorepertoires des alltäglichen Musikhörens in Deutschland [From now on everything 'digital' only? The audio repertoires of everyday music listening in Germany]. Publizistik, 59(4), 435-454.

Lepa, S., Hoklas, A.-K. & Weinzierl, S. (2014). Discovering and interpreting audio media generation units: A typological-praxeological approach to the mediatization of everyday music listening. Participations - Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 11(2) – Special Issue on Media Generations, 207-238.

Lepa, S., Krotz, F. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2014). Vom 'Medium' zum 'Mediendispositiv': Metatheoretische Überlegungen zur Integration von Situations- und Diskursperspektive bei der empirischen Analyse mediatisierter sozialer Welten [From 'medium' to 'media dispositif': Meta theoretical considerations on the integration of situation and discourse perspective with the empirical analysis of mediatized social worlds]. In F. Krotz, C. Despotovic & M. Kruse (Eds.), Die Mediatisierung sozialer Welten: Synergien empirischer Forschung [The mediatization of social worlds: Synergies of empirical research] (pp. 115-141). Wiesbaden: VS.

Lindau, A., Erbes, V., Lepa, S., Maempel, H.-J., Brinkmann, F. & Weinzierl, S. (2014). A Spatial Audio Quality Inventory (SAQI). Acta Acustica United with Acustica, 100(5), 984–994.

2013

Guljamow, M., Lepa, S. & Weinzierl, S. (2013). Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Die Nutzung neuer digitaler Technologien und Angebote des alltäglichen Musikhörens durch Jugendliche [Survey music and the media 2012: The use of new digital technologies and offers of adolescents' everyday music listening]. Merz - medien + erziehung, 57(6), 84-96.

Lepa, S. (2013). Emotionale Musikrezeption in unterschiedlichen Alltagskontexten: Eine wahrnehmungsökologische Perspektive auf die Rolle der beteiligten Medientechnologien [Emotional music reception in different daily routine contexts: A perception-ecological perspective on the role of the involved media technologies]. In J. Schröter & A. Vollmar (Eds.), Auditive Medienkulturen. Techniken des Hörens und Praktiken der Klanggestaltung [Auditive media cultures. Technologies of listening and practices of sound composition] (pp. 373-391). Bielefeld: transcript.

Lepa, S. (2013). Zur Ermittlung von Filmlesartentypologien mit Hilfe der Postrezeptiven Lesartenanalyse (PLA) [Determining typologies of reading films with the help of post-receptive analysis of reading (PLA)]. In T. Naab, D. Schlütz, W. Möhring & J. Matthes (Eds.), Standardisierung und Flexibilisierung als Herausforderungen der kommunikations- und publizistikwissenschaftlichen Forschung [Standardization and flexibilization as a challenge in mass communication and journalism research] (pp. 203-228). Cologne: Herbert von Halem.

Lepa, S., Hoklas, A.-K., Guljamow, M. & Weinzierl, S. (2013). Wie hören die Deutschen heute Musik? Trends und Basisdaten zur musikbezogenen Audiomediennutzung 2012 in Deutschland [How are Germans listening to music today? Trends and basic data on music-related use of audio media]. Media Perspektiven, (11), 545-553.

Lykartsis, T., Pysiewicz, A., von Coler, H. & Lepa, S. (2013). The emotionality of sonic events: Testing the Geneva Emotional Music Scale (GEMS) for popular and electroacoustic music. In G. Luck & O. Brabant (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME 3). Jyväskyla (Finland). jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/41586

2012

Blüthmann, I., Lepa, S. & Thiel, F. (2012). Überfordert, Enttäuscht, Verwählt oder Strategisch? Eine Typologie vorzeitig exmatrikulierter Bachelorstudierender [Overextended, disappointed, wrong choice or strategic? A typology of prematurely exmatriculated bachelor students]. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 58(1), 89-108.

Lepa, S. (2012). Was kann das Affordanz-Konzept für eine Methodologie der Populärkulturforschung 'leisten'? [What can the affordance concept 'do' for a methodology of popular culture research?] In M. S. Kleiner & M. Rappe (Eds.), Methoden der Populärkulturforschung: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Film, Fernsehen, Musik, Internet und Computerspiele [Methods of popular culture research: Interdisciplinary perspectives on film, TV, music, internet and video games] (pp. 273-298). Münster: Lit-Verlag.

Preuß, P. & Lepa, S. (2012). Alien voices: The sonic construction of foreignness in science fiction film. In D. Zakharine & N. Meise (Eds.), Electrified voices: Medial, socio-historical and cultural aspects of voice transfer (pp. 343-358). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

2010

Lepa, S. (2010). Media appropriation from a critical realist point of view? Theoretical premises and empirical research. In A. S. da Silva, J. C. Martins, L. Magalháes & M. Goncalves (Eds.), Comunicação, Cognição e Media. Volume 1 (pp. 379-390). Braga, Portugal: Aletheia.

2008

Blüthmann, I., Ficzko, M., Lepa, S. & Thiel, F. (2008). Evaluation der Studienorganisation in den Bachelorstudiengängen. Konstruktion eines Fragebogens [Evaluation of the study organization in the Bachelor programs. Design of a questionnaire]. In B. Berendt, H.-P. Voss & J. Wildt (Eds.), Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre. Lehren und Lernen effizient gestalten. Abschnitt I - Evaluation [New handbook of University teaching. Efficiently teaching and learning]. Berlin: Raabe.

Blüthmann, I., Lepa, S., & Thiel, F. (2008). Studienabbruch und -wechsel in den neuen Bachelorstudiengängen. Untersuchung und Analyse von Abbruchgründen [Drop out of studies and changing studies in the new bachelor programs. Survey and analysis of reasons of dropping out of studies]. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 11(3), 406-429.

Ehrenspeck, Y., Geimer, A., & Lepa, S. (2008). Inhaltsanalyse [Content Analysis]. In U. Sander, F. von Gross & K.-U. Hugger (Eds.), Handbuch Medienpädagogik [Handbook media education] (pp. 351-355). Wiesbaden: VS - Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Geimer, A., Lepa, S., & Ehrenspeck, Y. (2008). Zur Bedeutung von Bildungsgang, Bildungshintergrund und Geschlecht für die Beschäftigung mit berufsbiografisch relevanten Entwicklungsaufgaben bei 16-18jährigen Berliner Schülerinnen [On the significance of the course of education, educational background and gender for the engagement in professional-biographically relevant development tasks with 16 to 18 year olds]. Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, (3), 301-319.

Lepa, S. & Ehrenspeck, Y. (2008). Warum eigentlich Lesen? Der Zusammenhang zwischen erwarteten Gratifikationen, Hörmediennutzung und dem fiktionalen Lesen von sieben- bis 16-jährigen Mädchen und Jungen [Why reading at all? The connection between expected gratifications, the use of audio media and fictional reading of 7 to 16 year old girls and boys]. Merz - medien + erziehung, 52(6), 34-45.

2007

Geimer, A. & Lepa, S. (2007). Todesvorstellungen und Todesdarstellungen. Hat die Rezeption von Post-Mortem-Filmen eine orientierungsbildende Funktion für Jugendliche? [Imagination of death and presentations of death. Does the reception of post-mortem films provide orientation for adolescents?]. tv-diskurs, 11(41), 42-45.

Geimer, A., Lepa, S., Hackenberg, A. & Ehrenspeck, Y. (2007). THE OTHERS reconstructed. Eine qualitative Analyse erfahrungs- und entwicklungsbezogener Prädiktoren der unterschiedlichen Lesarten eines Postmortem-Spielfilms [THE OTHERS reconstructed. An qualitative analysis of experience and development-related predictors of different interpretations of a post-mortem movie]. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 10(4), 493-511.

Lepa, S. & Daschmann, G. (2007). IMES - ein indirektes Messverfahren zur Evaluation von Sound Logos [IMES - an indirect measurement method to evaluate Sound logos]. In K. Bronner & R. Hirt (Eds.), Audio-Branding. Entwicklung, Anwendung, Wirkung akustischer Identitäten in Werbung, Medien und Gesellschaft [Audio branding. Development, use, effects of acoustic identities in advertising, media and society] (pp. 141-158). Munich: R. Fischer.

Lepa, S. & Geimer, A. (2007). Jenseits des Films - Postmortem-Kino als Sinnagentur für jugendliche Häretiker? [Beyond the film - Post-mortem cinema as an agency of meaning for adolescent heretics?]. In A. R. Becker, D. Hartmann & D. C. Lorey (Eds.), Medien - Diskurse - Deutungen. Dokumentation des 20. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums [Media - discourses - interpretations. Documentation of the 20th film and television scientific colloquium] (pp. 36-43). Marburg: Schüren.

Pelleter, M. & Lepa, S. (2007). Sampling als kulturelle Praxis des HipHop [Sampling as cultural practice of HipHop]. In K. Bock, S. Meier-Schuegraf & G. Süß (Eds.), HipHop meets Academia. Globale Spuren einer glokalen Jugendkultur [HipHop meets academia. Gobal tracks of a glocal youth culture] (pp. 199-213). Bielefeld: transcript.

2006

Geimer, A. & Lepa, S. (2006). Rekonstruktion individueller Lesarten eines postmodernen Films zur Todesthematik mittels der Analyse schriftlicher Film-Nacherzählungen [A reconstruction of individual interpretations of a most-modern film on the subject of death by use of an analysis of written re-narrations]. In C. Hißnauer & A. Jahn-Sudmann (Eds.), medien - zeit - zeichen. Dokumentation des 19. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums [media - time - signs. Documentation of the 19th film and television scientific colloquium] (pp. 173-179). Marburg: Schüren.

2005

Lepa, S. & Floto, C. (2005). Audio-Vision als Konstruktion. Grundzüge einer funktionalistischen Audioanalyse von Multimedia und Film [Audio vision as a construction. Basics of a functionalist audio analysis of multimedia and film]. In H. Segeberg & F. Schätzlein (Eds.), Sound. Zur Technologie und Ästhetik des Akustischen in den Medien [Sound. On the technology and on aesthetics of acoustic in the media] (pp. 347-365). Marburg: Schüren.

Papers

2018

Coler, H. von, Götz, M. & Lepa, S. (2018). Parametric synthesis of glissando note transitions. A user study in a real-time application. In G. Campos, N. Fonseca, A. Ferreira & M. Davies (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-18) (pp. 51–56). Aveiro, Portugal.

Lepa, S. (2018). Bivariate nonparametric statistical analysis. A method workshop using the free PSPP software. Invited 8 hour Methodological Workshop for Graduate Students held at the Faculty for Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Lepa, S. (2018). Das Beste aus beiden Welten: Orthogonalisierung bestehender CFA-Modelle mit Hilfe explorativer Strukturgleichungsmodellierung [The best of both worlds: Orthogonilization of existing CFA models with the help of the explorative structural equation model]. Presented at the "Computational Methods in Communication Science", 20th Conference of the Expert Group "Methods" of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), Ilmenau.

Lepa, S. (2018). Qualitative comparative analysis. A method workshop. Invited 8 hour Methodological Workshop for Graduate Students held at the Faculty for Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Steffens, J., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A. & Egermann, H. (2018). 'Bridging the Semantic Gap' – Kann der semantische Ausdruck von Musik mithilfe von akustischen Signaleigenschaften vorhergesagt werden? ['Bridging the Semantic Gap' - Can the semantic expression of music be predicted with the help of acoustic signal features?]. Presented at the DAGA 2018, 44th Annual Conference for Acoustic, Munich.

2017

Egermann, H., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A. & Steffens, J. (2017). Automatische Vorhersage musik-induzierter Attributassoziationen im Kontext von Audio-Branding [Automatic prediction of music-induced attribute associations in the context of audio branding]. Presented at the DGM 2017, 33rd Annual Conference of the German Society of Music Psychology, Hamburg.

Helmholz, H., Matalla, P., & Lepa, S. (2017). Affektiv-physiologische Reaktionen auf DJ-Performances (Affective-physiological reactions on DJ performances]. Presented at the DAGA 2017, 43rd Annual Conference for Acoustics, Kiel.

Herzog, M., Lepa, S., Steffens, J., Schönrock, A. & Egermann, H. (2017). Predicting musical meaning in audio branding scenarios. Presented at the ESCOM 2017, Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Ghent, Belgium.

Lepa, S. (2017). Die Rolle der Audiomedien für das Emotionserleben beim alltäglichen Musikhören [The role of audio media for the emotional experience of everyday music listening]. Invited IDEA Lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main.

Lepa, S. (2017). Latent class analysis with covariates. Identifying and explaining audio media user types in Germany. Invited Lecture held at the Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), Technische Universität Berlin.

Lepa, S. (2017). Latent profile analysis with time-series. Tracing the digitalization of national media environments in Europe. Invited Lecture held at the Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), Technische Universität Berlin.

Lepa, S. (2017). Media art technologies and emotion. Invited introductory lecture and scientific panel moderation at the Research Networking Day of the 18th CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art, Berlin.

Lepa, S. (2017). The diffusion of music streaming services in Germany between 2012-2015 and its impact on habitual audio media repertoires of the normal population. Presented at the IASPM 2017 - Popular Music Studies Today. 19th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Kassel.

Lepa, S., Grigoriev, D. & Weinzierl, S. (2017). RAQI - Ein neues psychologisches Messinstrument für die akustische Wahrnehmung von Räumen für Musik und Sprache und seine psychometrische Qualität [RAQI - A new psychological measurement instrument for the acoustic perception of spatial rooms for music and language and its psychometric quality]. Presented at the DAGA 2017, 43rd Annual Conference for Acoustics, Kiel.

Steffens, J., Lepa, S., Egermann, H., Schönrock, A. & Herzog, M. (2017). Entwicklung eines Systems zur automatischen Musikempfehlung im Kontext des Audio Brandings [The development of a system for automatic music recommendations in the context of audio branding]. Presented at the DAGA 2017, 43rd Annual Conference for Acoustics, Kiel.

Steffens, J., Lepa, S., Herzog, M., Schönrock, A., Peeters, G. & Egermann, H. (2017). High-level chord features extracted from audio can predict perceived musical expression. Presented at the ISMIR 2017, 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Suzhou, China.

Weinzierl, S. & Lepa, S. (2017). A room acoustical quality inventory. Presented at the Acoustics '17, Boston, MA, USA.

2016

Cavallaro, A. & Lepa, S. (2016). Virtuose "Nicht-Musiker"? Der deutsche musikjournalistische Diskurs zu Virtuosität, Authentizität und Subversions-Potential von elektronisch-populären Musikstilen im späten 20. Jahrhundert [Virtuous "non-musicians"? The German music-journalistic discourse on virtuosity, authenticity and subversion potential of electronic-popular styles of music in the late 20th century]. Presented at the "Faster, Higher, Louder - Virtuosity in (Popular) Music", 26th Conference of the Society for Popular Music Research (GfPM), Hamburg.

Herzog, M., Lepa, S. & Egermann, H. (2016). Towards automatic music recommendation for audio branding scenarios. Presented at the 17th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), New York, USA.

Lepa, S. (2016). An ecological systems theory approach to the digital Mediatization of everyday music listening. Presented at the International Exploratory Workshop "Sounding Out the Anthropocene. Investigating Sonic Media Ecologies", Basel, Switzerland.

Lepa, S. (2016). Audiomediennutzung in Deutschland. Quantitative Befunde zum Status Quo und langfristigem Wandel [Audio media use in Germany. Quantitative results on the status quo and on the long-term change]. Invited Lecture held at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM), Leophana University Lüneburg.

Lepa, S. (2016). Developmental stages of national media environments from 2009-2014. A time-course perspective on the digital mediatization of Europe. Presented at the Doctoral Course and Research Conference "Comparative Media Systems: Implications for news media repertoires and democratic engagement across Europe" (IUC-CMS 2016), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Lepa, S. (2016). Die Dynamik des digitalen Medienwandels in Europa von 2009-2014: Identifikation idealtypischer Entwicklungsstadien nationaler Medienumgebungen und ihrer zentralen Einflussfaktoren [The dynamic of the digital media change in Europe between 2009 and 2014: Identification of ideal-typical development stages of national media environments and their central influence factors]. Presented at the Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication's (DGPuK) Expert Group Digital Communication, Brunwick.

Lepa, S. (2016). Discontinuities in long term media habits. The role of changing life-circumstances for transformations of everyday music listening practices. Presented at the 6th European Communication Congress (ECREA 2016), Prague, Czech Republic.

Lepa, S. (2016). Einführung in die Grundlagen der Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) [introduction of the Basics of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)]. Invited Workshop given at the Institute for Communication Science, University of Münster.

Lepa, S. (2016). Musik & Emotionen. Die Rolle der alltäglichen Audiomedien [Music & emotions. The role of the everyday audio media]. Invited Lecture held at the „Hybrid Talk 22 – Emotionen“, Hybrid Lab UdK and TU Berlin.

Lepa, S. (2016). Increasing validity and representativeness of longitudinal studies on trans-media use by combining inverse propensity score weighting with the media repertoire approach. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Methods Division of the German Communication Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Lepa, S. (2016). Why study cross-media behavior at all? Interpreting media repertoire studies within the framework of an ecological systems theory approach to mediatization. Presented at the SACM Annual Conference "Media and Social Change: From the Beginnings to the Latest Developments", Fribourg, Switzerland.

Lepa, S., Grigoriev, D. & Weinzierl, S. (2016). Ein psychologisches Messinstrument für die akustische Wahrnehmung von Räumen für Musik und Sprache III: Item Analyse [A psychological measurement instrument for the acoustic perception of spatial rooms for music and language III: Item analysis]. Presented at the DAGA 2016, 42nd Annual Conference for Acoustics, Aachen.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2016). Discontinuities in long term media habits: The role of changing life-circumstances for transformations of everyday music listening practices. Presented at the "Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures", 6th European Communication Conference (ECREA 2016), Prague, Czech Republic.

Lepa, S. & Schönrock, A. (2016). Entwicklung eines Instruments zur Erhebung und Beschreibung des empfundenen Musikausdrucks in Audio Branding Szenarien [The development of an instrument to collect and describe the perceived music expression in audio branding scenarios]. Presented at the "Media Planning and Target Group Research: Approaches, Models, Future", 3rd Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication's (DGPuK) Expert Group Advertising Communication, Münster.

Weinzierl, S., Lindau, A. & Lepa, S. (2016). Ein psychologisches Messinstrument für die akustische Wahrnehmung von Räumen für Musik und Sprache I: Fokusgruppe und Konsensvokabular [A psychological measurement instrument for the acoustic perception of spatial rooms for music and language I: Focus group and consent vocabulary]. Presented at the DAGA 2016, 42nd Annual Conference for Acoustics, Aachen.

2015

Hoklas, A.-K. & Lepa, S. (2015). Digitale Medientechnologien und situative Subjektivierung. Alltägliches Musikhören als performative Selbsttechnologie [Digital media technologies and situative subjectivization. Everyday music listening as performative self-technology]. Presented at the joint Workshop of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK) and the German Society of Psychology (DGPs) "Mediatiziation, Digital Practices and the Subject", Bremen.

Lepa, S. (2015). Bieten High-End-Audiogeräte grundsätzlich intensiveren Musikgenuss? [Generelly a more intensive music enjoyment by high-end audio devices?]. Invited Lecture held at the Summer Night's Lounge "Let There be Light in the Darkenss of Everyday Myths", Long Night of Sciences, TU Berlin.

Lepa, S. (2015). Jenseits der Varianzaufklärung: Grundlagen der Qualitative Comparative Analysis und Demonstration ihrer Eignung zur Identifikation relevanter Fallstrukturen bei der Informantenselektion für qualitative FollowUp-Studien [Beyond the variance solution: Basics of the qualitative comparative analysis and demonstration of its applicability to identify relevant case structures for the selection of informants for qualitative follow-up studies]. Presented at the "After the Data Collection – Good and Best Practices", 17th Annual Conference 2015 of the German Society of Mass Communication's (DGPuK) Expert Group "Methods", Hohenheim.

Lepa, S. (2015). Practical introduction to latent class analysis. Invited Workshop given at the Doctoral Course and Research Conference "Comparative Media Systems: Media Cultures as Cultures of Mediatization" (IUC-CMS 2015), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Lepa, S. (2015). The mediatization of everyday music listening in Germany: a mixed-method approach on generation-specific audio technology adoption. Presented at the Doctoral Course and Research Conference Comparative Media Systems: Media Cultures as Cultures of Mediatization (IUC-CMS 2015), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2015). Media repertoire analysis 2.0: From interpreting parametrically clustered media usage data to identifying and understanding ideal-types of theme-related habitual cross-media practice. Presented at the Users Across Media – International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2015). Socio-material practice theories as a third way in mediatization research: Explaining the lifecycle of collectively shared long-term media habits with audio media. Presented at the "Mediatisation of Culture and Everyday Life: Comparisons, Histories and Critiques", International Workshop of the ECREA TWG Mediatization, Stockholm, Sweden.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2015). Symbolisch-diskursive vs. materiell-performative Aneignung von Popularmusik: Habituelle Rezeptionsweisen im Kontext musikalischer Stilvorlieben und Medienrepertoires junger Erwachsener [Symbolic-discoursive vs. material-performative acquisition of popular music: Habitual kinds of reception in the context of preferences for music styles and media repertoires of young adults]. Presented at the 'Forms of Acquisition of Popular Music', 1st Conference of the Society of Popular Music Research (GfPM), Brunswick.

Seifert, M. & Lepa, S. (2015). Medienmusikalische Sozialisation und genretypische Körperpraktiken: Ergänzende empirische Befunde zu Mechanismen der Audiorepertoiregenese im Jugendalter [Musical socialization by the media and genre-typical body practices: Additional empirical results on the mechanisms of audio repertoire rormation of adolescents]. Presented at the "Responsibility – Justice – Public Life", 2015 Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), Darmstadt.

Guljamow, M. & Lepa, S. (2014). Mediensozialisation als Aufwachsen in materiellen Medienumgebungen: Zur digitalen Mediatisierung des alltäglichen Musikhörens Jugendlicher [Media socializsation as growing up in material media environments. On the digital mediatization of adolescents' everyday music listening]. Presented at the Conference "Mediatization and Media Socialization: Complementary or Competing Perspectives", Siegen.

2014

Kern, H. & Lepa, S. (2014). Die "Techno-Schwelle": Zur Bedeutsamkeit von Lautsprecherwiedergabe und Knochenleitung für die vestibulare Wirkung lauter Bassklänge im EDM-Clubkontext [The "Techno Wave": On the significance of loudspeaker reproduction and bone conduction for the vestibular effects of loud bass sounds in the EDM club context]. Presented at the conference DAGA 2014, Annual Conference of the German Society for Acoustics, Oldenburg.

Lepa, S. (2014). Beyond variance explanation: On employing fsQCA for identifying causal mechanisms and exceptional cases within complex datasets on trans-media use. Invited Workshop given at the Doctoral Course and Research Conference "Comparative Media Systems: Post Transition" (IUC-CMS 2014), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Lepa, S. (2014). Kulturelle Ökonomie und Urheberrecht im Zeitalter der digitalen Mediamorphose der Musik [Cultural economy and copyright law in the age of the digital media morphosis of music]. Presented at the conference Medienrecht, Annual Conference 2014 of the Society for Media Science (GfM), Marburg.

Lepa, S. (2014). Zurück in die Disco: Realisierung des 'Four-Step'-Ansatzes im Längsschnitt mittels Explorativer Strukturgleichungsmodellierung [Back to the disco: Realization of the 'four-step' approach in the longitudinal section with the structural equation model]. Presented at the Conference "Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Communication and Media Research", 16th Annual Conference 2014 of the German Society of Mass Communication's (DGPuK) Expert Group "Methods" , Munich.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2014). Survey Musik und Medien 2012: Die Nutzung neuer digitaler Technologien und Angebote des alltäglichen Musikhörens in Deutschland [Survey music and the media 2012: The use of new digital Technologies and offers of everyday music listening in Germany]. Invited Talk at the Open Journal Club, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A-K. (2014). Survey Musik und Medien. Die empirische Rekonstruktion der medienmusikalischen Orientierungen unterschiedlicher 'Audiogenerationen' als Grundlagenbeitrag zur Erforschung auditiver Alltagskultur [Survey music and the media. The empirical reconstruction of musical orientations via the media of different 'audio generations' as a basic contribution to the research of auditive everyday culture]. Presented at the Annual Conference 2014 of the Working Group Auditive Culture and Sound Studies of the Society for Media Sciences (GfM), Bonn.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2014). The mediatization of everyday music listening: Exploring the historical genesis of current German audio media repertoires. Presented at the Conference Communication for Empowerment: Biannual European Communication Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA 2014), Lisbon, Portugal.

Lepa, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2014). The mediatization of everyday music listening in Germany: Discovery and interpretation of audio media generation units in the age of digitalization. Presented at the International Conference "(New) Audience Practices", Lisbon, Portugal.

Lepa, S. & Lindau, A. (2014). Dynamische Binauralsynthese als methodisches Werkzeug der angewandten Musikpsychologie [Dynamic binaural synthesis as methodological instrument of applied music psychology]. Presented at the Conference "Applied Music Psychology", Annual Conference of the German Society for Music Research (DGM), Erlangen.

Lepa, S., Maempel, H.-J., Weinzierl, S. & Ungeheuer, E. (2014). Emotional impact of different forms of spatialization in everyday mediatized music listening: Placebo or technology effects? Presented at the 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES Convention Paper #9024), Berlin.

Lindau, A., Brinkmann, F., Erbes, V., Lepa, S., Maempel, H.-J. & Weinzierl, S. (2014). A focus group approach towards a Spatial Audio Quality Inventory for virtual acoustic environments. Presented at the EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics 2014, Berlin.

2013

Hoklas, A.-K. & Lepa, S. (2013). Zur empirischen Rekonstruktion alltäglicher musikalischer Mediendispositive [On the empirical reconstruction of everyday Musical media dispositifs]. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Section "Methods of Qualitative Social Research" of the German Society of Sociology (DGS), Gießen.

Lepa, S. (2013). A critical realist approach to mediatization research. Presented at the International research workshop of the ECREA Temporary Working Group 'Mediatization', Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lepa, S. (2013). The media dispositif as a middle-range concept for integrating empirical research on mediatized worlds. Presented at the Comparative Media Systems: Audience Transformations Postgraduate Course & Research Conference (IUC-CMS 2013), Inter University Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Lepa, S., Bleisteiner, M., Fuß, A. & Steger, D. (2013). Buildup, Breakdown and Drop. An initial experimental approach for explaining the emotional impact of DJ performances in Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3), Jyväskylä, Finland.

Lepa, S. & Geimer, A. (2013). Socio-material negotiations of authenticity in a digitally mediatized world. Presented at the Media and Passion, International Conference, Lund, Sweden.

Lepa, S., Maempel, H.-J., Ungeheuer, E. & Weinzierl, S. (2013). Technology matters: An experimental exploration on how the spatial cues afforded by different audio playback devices shape the perceived emotional expression of mediatized music. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3), Jyväskylä, Finland.

Lepa, S., Ungeheuer, E., Maempel, H.-J. & Weinzierl, S. (2013). When the medium is the message: An experimental exploration of 'medium effects' on the emotional expressivity of music dating from different forms of spatialization. Presented at the 8th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs), Würzburg.

Lepa, S. & Weinzierl, S. (2013). Latent Class Analysis und Latent Transition Analysis als Werkzeuge zur Mixed-Method-Untersuchung von Mediatisierungsprozessen [Latent class analysis und latent transition analysis as instruments for the mixed method study on mediatization processes]. Presented at the SPP-Workshop Mediatization processes in Empirical Research: Method Designs for the Analysis of 'Change', Münster.

Lykartsis, A., Pysiewicz, A., von Coler, H. & Lepa, S. (2013). The emotionality of sonic events : Testing the Geneva Emotional Music Scale (GEMS) for popular and electroacoustic Music. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3), Jyväskyla, Finland.

Preuß, P. & Lepa, S. (2013). Alien Voices. Die akustische Inszenierung intergalaktischer Kommunikation im Science-Fiction-Film [Alien voices. The acoustic presentation of intergalactic communication in science fiction movies]. Invited Public Lecture for the Museum Exhibition Winfalls - Failures. Facets of Intercultural Communication, Berlin: Museum for Communication.

2012

Lepa, S., Weinzierl, S. & Hoklas, A.-K. (2012). Survey Musik und Medien. Drei Herausforderungen als Diskussionseinstieg [Survey music and the media. Three challenges as a first step into the discussion]. Presented at the Workshop "Mediatization as a Shift of Borders" of the Action Field A: Action and Interaction Forms of the German Science Foundation's Priority Program "Mediatized Worlds", Technical University of Berlin.

2011

Lepa, S. (2011). Attuning with the artwork - Theodor Lipps' Concept of Ästhetische Einfühlung and the Case of Mediatized Music. Invited Keynote at the German Studies DAAD Summer School for Postgraduates: Climates - Moods - Atmospheres, Edinburgh, UK.

Lepa, S. (2011). A mixed methods approach to questions concerning the mediatization of musical experience. Presented at the Mediatized Worlds Conference: Culture and Society in a Media Age, Bremen.

Lepa, S. & Geimer, A. (2011). The analysis of media dispositifs by means of narrative interviews - praxeological considerations. Presented at the COST Action IS0906 Conference: New challenges and methodological innovations in European media audience research, Zagreb, Croatia.

Lepa, S. & Weinzierl, S. (2011). Musik über Kopfhörer hören – Dysfunktionale Spatialisierung oder besondere affektive Alltagsressource? [Listening to music via headphones - Dysfunctional spatialization or special affective everyday resource?] Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Media Sciences (GfM) 2011 on the issue "Dysfunctionalities", Potsdam.

2008

Thiel, F., Veit, S., Blüthmann, I., Lepa, S. & Ficzko, M. (2008). Ergebnisse der Befragung der Studierenden in den Bachelorstudiengängen an der Freien Universität Berlin [Results of the bachelor student survey at the Free University of Berlin]. Summer term 2008. Research Report of the Department of School Education & Team Structural Development of Studies, Free University of Berlin.

2006

Geimer, A. & Lepa, S. (2006). Inhaltsanalyse 2. Ordnung als methodisch-theoretische Herausforderung [Content analysis 2. Organization as a methodological-theoretical challenge]. Presented at the Conference "education • power • society" of the German Society of Education, Frankfurt am Main.

Thiel, F., Ficzko, M., Blüthmann, I. & Lepa, S. (2006). Ergebnisse der Befragung der Studierenden in den Bachelorstudiengängen an der Freien Universität Berlin [Results of the bachelor student survey at the Free University of Berlin]. Summer term 2006. Research Report of the Department of School Education & Team Structural Development of Studies, Free University of Berlin.

2005

Ehrenspeck, Y., Hackenberg, A., Geimer, A. & Lepa, S. (2005). Individuelle Rezeptionsmuster von Jugendlichen. Film-Nacherzählungen als Methode zur Rekonstruktion von Filmlesarten [Individual reception patterns of adolescents. Film re-narrations as a method to trace back interpretations of films]. Presented at the "Landscapes of Cultural Studies", 1. Alpen-Adria-Cultural Studies Conference, Klagenfurt, Austria.

 

Contact

Dr. Steffen Lepa
Telephone: 0511-3100-485

Last modified: 2018-11-01

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