Archive for April, 2009
This publication is about data visualisation and not concerned with sound and music, but it is easy to make links to the sonification of biomedical data community from Sonic Interaction Design (SID). Also, some of the issues raised in this book are relevant for mobile music and sound projects, such as Sonic City, and others in the proceedings of the Mobile Music Workshops. I look forward to reading it in more detail soon.
Edited by Christian Nold, 2009
Emotional Cartography is a collection of essays from artists, designers, psychogeographers, cultural researchers, futurologists and neuroscientists, brought together by Christian Nold, to explore the political, social and cultural implications of visulising intimate biometric data and emotional experiences using technology.
Essays by Raqs Media Collective, Marcel van de Drift, Dr Stephen Boyd Davis, Rob van
Kranenburg, Sophie Hope and Dr Tom Stafford
This is the first section of the introduction:
”This book is a collection of essays from artists, psychogeographers, designers, cultural researchers, futurologists and neuroscientists, brought together to explore the political, social and cultural implications of visualising people’s intimate biometric data and emotions using technology. The book is the outcome of a research process which Read the rest of this entry »
And another call for papers that might be of interest to the community:
Community Practices and Locative Media
Workshop at MobileHCI 2009, Bonn, Germany
15th September 2009
There have been many developments in the design of applications of locative media in urban settings, such as LBS, location-based gaming and mobile social software applications but little which investigates the use and integration of such media within existing community structures and practices. The workshop will address the dual challenge of capturing the temporary and spatially changeful nature of behaviours with locative media, as well as responding to the intricate web of strong and weak social ties that make up local social networks, in order to find ways to support community practices. In terms of methodology it will focus on the potential of ethnographic approaches for investigating and evaluating the integration of media in these social settings.
• How can mobile media be located within existing communities and social settings?
• How can we find better ways of enabling and supporting locative media in community practices?
• How can mobile media foster communities and facilitate daily living, such as for communities in rural areas or the elderly?
• How can ethnographic methods inform and evaluate the place and integration of media in community settings?
We welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of fields such as HCI, media, anthropology, sociology and urban studies. Selection of workshop participants will be based on refereed submissions. It is our aim to publish and document the outcomes of the workshop.
Submissions should Read the rest of this entry »
This call looks very interesting. There is no specific address to sound and music, but this perspective would be very relevant for this focus on “Mapping, Memory and the City”. I’m hoping to see some sound and mobile media submissions.
MAPPING, MEMORY AND THE CITY
An International Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Liverpool, 25-26 February 2010
School of Architecture / School of Politics and Communication Studies
INITIAL CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference invites a re-evaluation of the role of maps and mapping practices in cultural explorations of urban space and memory. We invite contributions from across a broad interdisciplinary field, drawing together scholars and practitioners working in film and cultural studies, architecture, geography, urban studies, as well as those with interests in social and cultural memory, archival practice and urban heritage. Of special interest are contributions addressing the role of film and film historiography in relation to place, landscape and urban memory. Scholars, filmmakers and designers engaged in Read the rest of this entry »
Atau Tanaka, Jo Kazuhiro and Jamie Allen, all from Culturelab Newcastle (UK), have all worked with mobile sound and music in their practice. Most recently, Jo Kazuhiro and Jamie Allen have started their Chiptune Marching Band. Atau Tanaka’s many mobile music projects are well-documented and he has been co-organising the Mobile Music Workshops with Lalya Gaye and myself for many years. All three are visiting the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University in Providence, RI this upcoming Monday, April 13th. It’s all organized by Todd Winkler at Brown and Lalya Gaye and Teri Rueb at risd D+M. The announcement is here.
Jo Kazuhiro and Jamie Allen at the Mobile Technology Workshop, Digital+Media Department:
Monday 13th April 9am
CIT Mason/Fletcher building, 3rd floor, room 305
169 Weybosset Street
Open to the public
Culture Lab talk at Brown:
Monday 13th April. Time and location TBC
Open to the public
Culture Lab in Concert at Brown:
Monday 13th April, 8pm
Music Department. Brown University
Orwig Music Building, 1 Young Orchard Avenue
Artist bios: Read the rest of this entry »