Archive for May, 2010
The Sonic Interaction Design group I have been involved with over the last few years is running a Summer School on Product Sound Design, in collaboration with Aalto University, ‘Design Factory‘ and industry partners in Helsinki. This will be highly valuable for PhD students in their first years or Master students in their final year. Places are limited so apply as soon as possible!
More information from the website:
Future products will rely on our natural capabilities of continuous and physical interaction. Moreover, for the best experience in their use, they need to stimulate, but not saturate, all our senses. Our sense of hearing is quite advanced; yet only a few product developers, engineers, marketing teams, and designers know how to make use of it properly. The COST-SID action, over the years, has developed a growing body of methods, tools, and techniques to get you started.
Our mission in this summer school is to educate the future product design and development team members with a specific competence on interactive sound. The training school is strategically positioned as a first step in a longer research and training on the integration of SID product sound design methods with Product Design and Development, as thought at the Aalto University and MIT, for Read the rest of this entry »
My Sussex colleagues Kirk Woolford and Sally Jane Norman are organising a very interesting interdisciplinary workshop on motion capture. I won’t be able to attend as I will be involved in producing a documentation of a GPS sound walk on exactly those days – capturing motion as well.
If other sound and music -interested people are interested, here is the workshop information – sign up quickly as this is a very popular event:
University of Sussex Motion Capture Methodologies Workshop
25th-26th June, Lighthouse, Brighton
The University of Sussex is delighted to host an interdisciplinary workshop on motion capture, as part of the methodologies workshop series organised by UK higher education bodies AHESSC (Arts & Humanities e-Science Support
Centre) and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), in collaboration with the Motion in Place Platform Project. These events share experience and interests across specific digital development sectors that are nurturing research in the
arts and humanities.
The workshop will take place on June 25th-26th at Lighthouse in central Brighton. It will consist of brief plenary presentations on projects and their technical environments interspersed with informal networking sessions and ample time for questions and
discussion. Motion capture resources and related software products will be available for demonstrations and project-oriented discussions. A reception organised in partnership with Lighthouse on the evening of Friday 25th will provide further networking opportunities with regional cultural representatives. Workshop presenters are as follows:
- Helen Bailey, Division of Performing Arts and English, University of Bedfordshire
- Stuart Dunn, AHeSSC, King’s College London
- Donald Glowinski, InFoMus Lab, Faculty of Engineering, University of Genoa
- David Green, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
- Carlos Guedes, Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo, Instituto Politécnico do Porto
- Iwona Hrynczenko, Department of Game Development, Gotland University
- Ali Kord, Animazoo, Brighton
- Sally Jane Norman, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex
- Matt Oughton, Vicon, Oxford
- David Pirro, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz
- Gretchen Schiller, School of Arts, Brunel University
- Martin White, School of Informatics, University of Sussex
- Kirk Woolford, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
The workshop is free of charge and can accommodate Read the rest of this entry »