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The ‘Bridging Sound’ event is of interest to the mobile sound community as it “launches an interdisciplinary research forum dealing with 21st century soundscapes and auditory environments, which have become an exciting focus for artistic, technological, and sociological research.” The focus on bridges puts mobility at the heart this sound studies event, as we tend to encounter bridges while in motion, and many artistic projects in the area have also explored our mobile interactions with bridges. It’s organised by Professor Sally-Jane Norman and Dr Michael Bull.
The event info continues:
“Our urban surroundings and the sites we frequent for work, leisure, consumption and transportation offer scaffolds for new kinds of acoustic architectures. Sonic designs employ and mix platforms ranging from public address systems to intimate messaging. Roles of artists, urban planners, commercial stakeholders, state authorities, and “local bodies” are mobilised by the steadily expanding, yet never-quite-real estate inhabited by sound. Bridging Sound promotes and debates this burgeoning area of contemporary practice. It convenes practitioners and theorists from a range of disciplines to investigate figuratively, metaphorically and theoretically the intersections between sound, architecture and culture.”
The event runs 23-24 November, and I’ll be chairing a session on the Saturday – so would be great to see some of you then!
Here is the program from their website:
A two day event consisting of an internal workshop on Friday followed at 4pm by a series of public lectures and presentations which continue all day Saturday.
Friday 23rd November
10:00-15:30: Internal Workshop (post-graduate students and staff)
16:00-18:00: Public Lectures followed by discussions
Saturday 24th November
Bridges Panel chaired by Frauke Behrendt (Brighton University)
School of Media, Film and Music:
School of History, Art History and Philosophy:
Synthesis, Future Bridges
Registration appreciated by mail to M.J.Knight@sussex.ac.uk.
Photos from Sounds Like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event that took place at The Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) on 17th May 2011, organised by Frauke Behrendt, are now online (photos by Ann Evelin Lawford) and some by myself are here and there are more by Julio D’Escrivan. Please let us know if you also have pictures form the event to share!
A big thank you to all speakers, performers and chairs – Georgina Born, Atau Tanaka, John Williamson, Steve Symons, Julio D’Escrivan, Rachel O’ Dwyer, Lalya Gaye, Enrique Tomas, Adam Parkinson, Richard Hoadley, Ashley Elsdon, Nick Bryan-Kinns – for making this a great event!
The submission deadline for ‘Sounds like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event’ is TODAY, 14th April. If you, your colleagues or students would be interested to contribute to this event in the form of pecha-kuscha-style short presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds each) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha), poster presentations, demos or performances, please use the short template (see below). Thank you!
More information about the event is at www.anglia.ac.uk/soundslikemobility and here.
TEMPLATE FOR SUBMISSIONS OF PRESENTATIONS/DEMOS/PERFORMANCES/ETC.
We invite researchers, artists, musicians, designers, businesses, and students to submit their projects by 14th April. Please submit your contribution by filling in the below information and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of acceptance by 19th April. Thank you!
Type of contribution (delete as appropriate): pecha-kuscha-style short presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds each) (LINK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha), poster presentation, demo, performance, other (please explain)
Title of contribution:
Short description of the contribution (max 300 words):
Photo(s) of contribution (for use on the event website, please attach as jpg file to your email)
Resources needed (e.g. projector, speakers, outdoor location for demo, time on stage for performance, …):
Any other comments:
Call: Sounds like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event’ on 17th May 2011 at CoDE, Cambridge
I’m organising ‘Sounds like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event’ on Tuesday 17th May 2011 at CoDE: The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. It would be great if YOU as one of my blog readers might be interested to submit your work and/or attend the event!
Please find more information below and on the website www.anglia.ac.uk/soundslikemobility
I look forward to hearing back from you! It would also be great if you could circulate this email widely. Thank you!
Sounds like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event
Tuesday 17th May 2011, CoDE: The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Sitting down motionless, staring at screens, and focusing on the task at hand are becoming much less common than using media on the go, touching and listening to a device, while also being involved in other activities. In mobile media contexts, alternative sensory modalities increasingly replace the largely visual paradigms of the (both physical and virtual) desktop era. This one-day event examines the role of sound in media interactions as an especially pertinent example of our post-desktop world. It features invited speakers, performances, demos, pecha-kuscha-style short presentations and poster presentations. It takes place in Cambridge (UK) and is organised by CoDE: The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.
There is much more to this than iPods and alert sounds. Interactions between various physical contexts, social networks, mobile bodies and networked devices can be mediated in an almost infinite number of ways by sound – and also Read the rest of this entry »
The European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) has just published their call for papers and panels for the 2011 conference (23. June 2011 – 26. June 2011) that will take place in London, hosted by Birkbeck and King’s College, University of London. The theme is “Sonic Futures: Soundscapes and the Languages of Screen Media”, the deadline is the 31st of January, and here is some more detail from the website and the call for papers (see below):
Why is it that in space no one can hear you scream but everyone seems to be speaking English?
Contemporary media culture is as much a sonic and acoustic culture as it is a visual culture. Perhaps more than ever, sound carries cultural meaning, and the spaces we inhabit are soundscapes as much as landscapes and cityscapes. In the design of Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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.
Call: Exhibition of Sonic Interaction Design at NIME/Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology & Medicine in Summer 2011
I’m involved with a very exciting new exhibition on Sonic Interaction Design and would lie to invite all my readers to submit their relevant work (deadline is 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 some of it below:
*Deadline: 5 November 2010 (22:00 CET)*
In connection with NIME 2011 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) an exhibition on sonic interaction design will be curated in collaboration with the EU COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID). For the exhibition we are looking for works using sonic interaction within arts, music and design as well as examples of sonification for research and artistic purposes. The exhibition will take place Read the rest of this entry »
The use of audio in computer games has always been a side interest of mine. Mobile platforms and mobile gaming are not mentioned in the call for the International Conference on Audio for Games that takes place in February 2-4 2011 at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), London, UK. But I’m hoping that some mobile projects will be presented in the proposed topics, eg. in the topics “Spatialization and environment modeling”, “Fast and low bit-rate codecs” or “Online gaming”. The suggested session on the use of game audio in “Training and education” also looks promising. The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 24, 2010.
Call for submissions
After the success of the 35th International Conference in 2009, the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce its second conference dedicated to audio for games, to be held in 2011 February 2-4 at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), London, UK. Current- and next-generation gaming platforms offer unprecedented levels of processing power specifically for audio. These changes facilitate a range of complex real-time audio architectures and DSP effects, offering creative possibilities Read the rest of this entry »
13-16 Sept: 4-day workshop exploring architecture and the city through listening and recorded sound (London)
A four-day summer workshop exploring architecture and the city through
listening and recorded sound, led by Marc Behrens, Justin Bennett and John
London, 13-16 September 2010 Department of Architecture and Spatial
Design, London Metropolitan University
Field Studies 2010 is a four-day field-recording workshop led by three
acclaimed sound artists and composers. It aims to explore recording as a
creative and practical tool for artists, architects and urbanists, and the
possibilities of working with sound as a means to engage with places and
Fees and registration
The cost of Read the rest of this entry »