Who is Pinkeee?

“If you will it, it is not a dream”, Theodor Herzl.

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Hi! I’m Elinor Carmi, originally from Israel but now live, teach, play, write, think, imagine, dance, and try to find something proper to eat in London. I’m a scholar, journalist, ex-radio broadcaster, activist, feminist, and a huge electronic dance music addict. I also love pink. My research interests have always been about cultures and practices which are considered to be deviant/illegitimate/unwanted and the power and politics behind them. I focus on anomalies, because I believe that looking at what is considered to be irregular can tell us a great deal about what is considered to be the norm.

Currently I am a Teaching Fellow at the New Political Communication Unit, at the Politics & International Relations Department, Royal Holloway, University of London.

You can check out my talks, writings, teaching, and events/workshops I organized, as well as the story behind my book TranceMission (published in 2013). Below you can also find info about my past work experience.

Want to contact me? —> Elinor.Carmi(at)rhul.ac.uk.

I also tweet —> @Elinor_Carmi.


2012 – (Passed without corrections 2017) – Ph.D. candidate at the Media & Communications department, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (Passed with no corrections).

Dissertation title: Processing spam: Conducting processed listening and rhtyhmedia to (re)produce people and territories. Supervisors: Professor Sean Cubitt and Prof. Marianne I. Franklin.


This thesis provides a transdisciplinary investigation of ‘deviant’ media categories, specifically spam and noise, and the way they are constructed and used to (re)structure territories and people. Spam, I argue, is a media phenomenon that has always existed, and received different names in different times. The changing definitions of spam, the reasons and actors behind these changes are thus the focus of this research. It brings to the forefront a longer history of the politics of knowledge production with and in media, and its consequences. This thesis makes a contribution to the media and communication field by looking at neglected media phenomena through fields such as sound studies, software studies, law and history to have richer understanding that disciplinary boundaries fail to achieve.

The thesis looks at three different case studies: the conceptualisation of noise in the early 20th century through Bell Telephone Company, spam versus cookies in the European Union 2000s legislation, and unwanted behaviours on Facebook. What they show is that media practitioners have been constructing ‘deviant’ categories in different media and periods by using seven sonic epistemological strategies: training of the (digital) body, restructuring of territories, new experts, standardising measurements (tools and units), filtering, de-politicising and licensing.

2008-2012 – M.A in Culture Research, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

M.A dissertation: The Penetration of Psychedelic Trance Culture into Israel – Supervised by Professor Rakefet Sela-Shefi: Magna Cum Laude (93).

I turned this thesis into a book – TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999 published in 2013 by Resling, thanks to a successful crowd-funding project. Check the story behind it here.

2004 – 2007– B.A in Communication & Management, The College of Management, Ramat Aviv, Israel.

Practical areas: Radio broadcasting, editing, producing, interviewing, and writing/editing comical sketches, at the students’ radio of Tel Aviv, 106fm. Academic work (Dissertations): 2006 – “The Post Rave Culture in the Postmodern Era” – Supervised by Dr. David Gurevitz. 2007 – “The Absence of Female Artists in Electronic Dance Music” – Supervised by Dr. Baruch Blich.


Work experience:

2011- 2016 – Content Manager at Iono Music Records. Berlin, Germany.

2004-2011Radio Broadcaster at 106fm Kol Hakampus Tel Aviv. Shows: Hafirot – Psytrance magazine & Hypnoza – the underground sounds of Psychedelic Trance.

2006-2012 – Musical editor for Musicoola, editing the Trance channel on cable and satellite television.

2012 – Night Life tour in Tel Aviv – Exploring the city after dark.

2009-2011 – Journalist at Timeout Tel Aviv – Nightlife section.

2009-2011 – Journalist at the biggest night portal in Israel Layla.co.il.

2006-2011 – Journalist for various global magazines especially about Israel’s Psychedelic Trance Culture: Psychedelic Traveler, Trancer’s Guide To The Galaxy, Mushroom.

2006+2008 – In charge of a broadcast day on Boom Radio at Boom Festival in Portugal – The biggest Psychedelic Trance festival in the world.

2007-2008 – Promotion Manager at BNE records in its 2 divisions: 1. YoYo, the Electronic label. 2. The exclusive promoter of Beggars Banquet – Indie/Alternative labels from the UK (XL, 4AD, WIIJA).

6 Comments on "Who is Pinkeee?"

  1. unicorn 1 says:

    I love you !
    marry me, Pinke !
    I will be yours forever

  2. roy says:

    היי פינקי תעשי לי ילדים וורודים..

    נראה ממש בלוג מגניב נתקדם איתך בהתפתחות ונשתף את כולם..


  3. henn says:

    אני לא רוצה ממך ילדים….. אבל אני בטוח רוצה ממך אותך…..
    הגיע הזמן שתפתחי את הפקיינג בנלוג הזה ותתני לעצמך את חופש הביטוי כמו שאת רואה אותו.

    מזל טוב


  4. G.. says:

    hey elinor!!!!!!!!!
    well done!!!! love your writing…..happy u made it finaly……best blog ever!!!!!!eeeee
    something to look for now 😀
    good luck and mazal tov!!!!! Gil

  5. דן ערב says:

    מעורר המון ציפיה.. שבטוח תתגשם.
    בהצלחה רבה

  6. דניאל says:

    היי, אשמח ליצור איתך קשר, אני משרת בגלי צה”ל ואני רוצה לעשות תכנית טראנס ואשמח לעזרתך.

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