Archive for May, 2008
Following on from the successful SID workshop my SID colleagues and me organised at CHI this year, there is a special issue journal coming up:
The COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID) presents
Special Issue of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
SONIC INTERACTION DESIGN
A SPECIAL ISSUE OF
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES (IJHCS)
Davide Rocchesso (IUAV University, Italy)
Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark)
Sonic Interaction design (SID) is an emerging field that is positioned at the
intersection of auditory display, ubiquitous computing, interaction design and
interactive arts. This field is devoted to the privileged role the auditory channel can
assume in exploiting the convergence of computing, communication and interactive
This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality, high-impact, original
research results in sonic interaction design and related areas. Papers illustrating
new research directions or a broad research agenda for sonic interaction design are
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
-Design methods for sonic interaction
-Product sound design
-Sonic interaction for mobile devices
-Responsive sonic environments
-Perceptual and cognitive studies of sonic interaction
-Emotion and aesthetics in sonic interaction
-Evaluation of sonic interactions
Articles must be based on original research, although extended versions of
conference papers may be acceptable if they contain at least 50% new material. It is
expected that the special issue will contain some articles extended from papers of
the 2008 CHI Workshop on Sonic Interaction Design (http://www.cost-sid.org/wiki/CHIworkshop), but other original articles are also encouraged.
Complete articles should be submitted by the deadline of September 20, 2008 (EES
will be open as of 15 August). Papers will be subject to the full IJHCS review
process, with decisions expected by December 20, 2008.
May 2008, Call for papers
20 September 2008, 1st submission deadline
20 December 2008, Notification of 1st review
20 February 2009, 2nd submission
20 May 2009, Final notification
20 June 2009, Final revision due
Target Publication date: October 2009
Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words. Papers should be prepared according
to the IJHCS Guide for authors, and should be submitted online. The IJHCS Guide
for authors and online submission are available at http://ees.elsevier.com/ijhcs/ . To
submit to the Special Issue, please select Article Type ‘‘SI: Sonic Interaction
Design” and state in the ‘‘Enter Comments’’ section that the paper is intended for
the ‘‘The Sonic Interaction Design Special Issue being edited by Rocchesso and
Serafin’’ If you are a first time user of the journal’s online submission tool, you will
have to register yourself as an author on the system.
Potential authors should contact Stefania Serafin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any
questions about the special issue.
The International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS) is a respected and
well-known journal in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and innovative
interactive systems. It is published 12 times per year by Elsevier.
Davide Rocchesso – IUAV
Department of Art and Industrial Design
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EXPLORING SONIC INTERACTION WITH ARTEFACTS IN EVERYDAY CONTEXTS
Hands-on workshop on 23 June 2008 at IRCAM (Paris, France).
Deadline for call for expressions of interest: 6 June 2008
This workshop introduces participants to the use of creative interaction design methods when exploring the design of sonic interactions with computational artefacts. Specifically, focus will be on physical interactions that rely on continuous sonic feedback. Participants will generate future scenarios and concepts for such interactions, and everyday sounding objects in context will be taken as a starting point. By taking part in the workshop activities, participants will get an embodied understanding of the challenges of designing for meaningful and engaging physical interaction with computational sonic artefacts. Methods employed in the workshop will thus be good complements to the cognition or technology-based approaches to designing sounding objects that are mainstream within the ICAD community.
This one day, hands-on workshop will be divided in fours parts: warm-up exercises, creative idea generation, concept exploration through bodystorming and final presentation and discussion. The workshop is aimed at an ICAD audience, but welcomes a wide range of participants with various backgrounds such as artists, designers, musicians, programmers, cultural and media studies scholars, etc. No previous technical knowledge or design experience is required.
The workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore key aspects of tangible interaction and continuous sonic feedback, all in an activity-based way: the fact that the workshop consists of low-tech small group exercises and interaction-focused creative activities instead of paper presentations or technology tutorials, invites participants to have an active role and to engage all senses in the exploration of this type of situated sonic interaction. The focus is taken away from technology itself and turned instead towards the situated activities of using technology.
If you would like to participate in this workshop, please e-mail an expression of interest to sonicinteraction at googlemail dot com by 6 June 2008, as places are limited. Your expression of interest should explain in a few sentences why you are interested in participating in the workshop and include a short biography. The submission should not excess one A4 page. Please state if you are a member of SID or are applying for a Short Term Scientific Mission (http://www.cost-sid.org/wiki/STSMCall3).
Deadline for expression of interest: 6 June 2008
Notification of acceptance: 10 June 2008
Workshop: 23 June 2008
The third call for “Short Term Scientific Missions” (STSMs) is out. After a great response with many exciting projects I’m looking forward to the next applicants. And (of course) I’m hoping for many Interactive Art&Music projects and especially Mobile Sound projects…
The explanations on the website might make it sound more complicated than it actually is – basically it’s up to 2500 Euro for research visits for postgraduate students/young researchers. The deadline is June 1st 08 and the trip should be made before the end of 08.
From the website:
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST member state to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly (yet not exclusively) intended for young scientists (especially PhD students). STSMs may also be used to reimburse the travel and accomodation expenses of students attending eNTERFACE’08 at LIMSI (Paris-Orsay, Aug. 4-29, 2008) for the development of one of the SID-related projects.
For more detail about the call check the SID website.
When I chatted to Nick in the break, he told me that he used to have a “mobile music group” when he was teaching in Hong Kong, a group of musicians and instruments that all fitted into a minibus. His understanding of mobile music is refreshingly broad, and so were the case studies in his talk “Classical Music and the Politics of Space”: Vienna at the fin de siecle, classical music concerts in second life and Barenboim’s orchestra; stressing the continuities rather than the differences.
Cook discussed music’s function of marking space (e.g. in Second Life) and Read the rest of this entry »
Tom Rice’s presentation “Broadcasting the body: the private made public in a London hospital” talked about the relation of interior and exterior body space and public and private, and how hospital settings (in the UK) blur the bodily boundaries to an extend where public and private might not be meaningful anymore. A very rich talk that gave me a lot of food for thought.
Jonathan Sterne detailed the historical background of the development of the mp3 codec in his talk ” MP3 and Mapping the Mind’s Interior”. He is pointing out a lack of Humanities research in the area of psychoacoustics. He is tracing the development of the mp3 standard, using books, technical documents, and – most interestingly – interviews with Read the rest of this entry »
David Toop gave a paper entitled “Hauntings and Soundings of ‘The Eavesdropper’”.
The main focus of his talk was s very personal account of looking at pictures of Dutch 17th century painters, and how he imagines the sounds of the scenes depicted. Toop explains that the depiction of sounds and music in pictures appreared once the depiction of space (perspective) was mastered. He focusses on the way these painted, imagined sounds cross the bounderies between public and private spaces. For me, this talk was more fascinating in what it said about the author, Read the rest of this entry »