Archive for October, 2010
I’m calling all practitioners who read my blog to submit their relevant work to the new exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design that I’m involved with. The deadline is next Friday – 5th November 2010! The event will take place at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology & Medicine in Oslo in Summer 2011, in collaboration with NIME 2011 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression). All relevant information is at http://www.cost-sid.org/wiki/SIDExhibitionSummer2011 and in an older post.
Call: Special Issue on Interactive Sonification by Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI)
Some of my colleagues are editing a special issue Journal on Interactive Sonification – please submit your papers by the 17th of December 2010.
This is the call:
This special issue will address computational models, techniques, methods, and systems for Interactive Sonifcation and their evaluation.
Sonifcation & Auditory Displays are increasingly becoming an established technology for exploring data, monitoring complex processes, or assisting exploration and navigation of data spaces. Sonifcation addresses the auditory sense by transforming Read the rest of this entry »
I was attending the ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference ‘Future Internet and Society: A Complex Systems Perspective‘ last week I can tell you that I haven’t seen to many visualisations, graphs and algorithms in a very long time…
I gave a poster presentation on ‘Mobile Internet: The role of sound for interactions with networked and urban space’ and also represented ‘my’ COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID).
Despite the heavy visual and quantitative focus there were of course some interesting projects that I would love to see explored in the sonic context:
Ciro Cattuto from the Complex Networks and Systems Group and ISI Foundation in Italy presented ‘Weaving on-line connections on real-world interactions’,
Harith Alani from the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) at The Open University (UK) talked about ‘Semantics, sensors, and the social web’,
Andrea Scharnhorst from the Virtual Knowledge Studio at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences talked about ‘Web science or Web research? Changing practices in the social sciences and humanities’
I’ll share a few of my notes on each of these presentations in the following posts.
Some of the non-scientific highlights of the conference included iPads as torches for night walks to the beach (swimming and spotting star constellations); a walk around the interesting neighbourhood of Naples train station with newly-met colleagues (culminating in a well-deserved gelato); swimming, cliff-diving and caving around the local bay; a trip to Maratea; the sound of waves during the nights; the spectacular thunder storm; and of course the football match against the hotel staff. But rest assured – we spent most of the time in the ‘cave‘ of the hotel, ‘illuminated’ by a projector and listening to the many presentations.