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In this book, Pirkka Åman explores music recommendation systems and suggests new discovery strategies that make use of context information, information describing the listener’s situation.
The ethical cornerstone of the thesis is to support cultural diversity by influencing music recommendations towards non-obvious and non-mainstream music.
Åman believes that one way to achieve serendipitous —new, good, and often surprising —musical discoveries is to offer people ways to augment urban environments with music.