Archive for July, 2011
In keeping with a recent book chapter “I play the iPhone: The Rise of Mobile Phones as Musical Instruments” I wrote, my 2005 book “Handymusik. Klangkunst und ‘mobile devices’” and many other publications and events in this area that I have been involved with, now ‘Spiegel‘ a major German news magazine has published an article on ‘App-Musik: Hier spielt die iPhone-Band’.
This is for my German readers, though there are images and a video for English readers to enjoy.
Finally I got to meet Miya Yoshida in person today! I have followed her work for many years and we have been in touch via email, but somehow kept missing each other at conferences. We connected at ‘‘Reconfiguring Radio’ in Copenhagen.
I was so happy to see her – and her new book ‘The World in Your Hand. On the Everyday Global Culture of the Mobile Phone’! This book came out of an exhibition is Dresden.
You can order her book here.
This is more information about this edited volume:
Over the past decades, almost no other technological innovation has been able to find such widespread dissemination so easily, or so rapidly, nor take such all-embracing possession of our daily lives, as the portable telephone. As camera, Walkman, organizer, navigating device, and post box for private and business messages, the mobile phone does not only represent a connection to the world for the affluent parts of the planet the cell phone conquers public urban spaces as well commercial ones and dissolves previous borders between them. Its use causes fundamental shifts in cultural codes and intervenes in social textures. Mit Beiträgen aus Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften, Philosophie, Soziologie und Kunst / With essays from the fields of cultural and media studies,philosophy, sociology and art: Olaf Arndt, Günter Burkart,Kenichi Fujimoto, Dominic Johnson,Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, Sadie Plant,Paul Feigelfeld & Jan Wenzel, Miya Yoshida
Sonic Interaction Design Exhibition Opening, a set on Flickr.
The Opening of the Exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design in Oslo. Was great to see so many people there!
The exhibtion is curated by Trond Lossius and Frauke Behrendt, and hosted by at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine. It’s open from May 29 – August 21 2011.Please let me know if you go!
The official photos are coming up soon, these are just mine.