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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 »
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 »
Stephan Baumann just finished his project Urban Sync. Check it out the great project blog. Stephan has been working on interesting mobile projects for a while and our paths have crossed several times.
He has been working on bluetuna with Arianna Bassolli and presented the project at the Mobile Music Workshop in 2006.
Stephan also participated in the Sonic Interaction Design workshop I organised with Lalya Gaye and Karmen Franinovic at ICAD at Ircam earlier this year.
Urban Sync by Stephan Bauman was one of those Sonic Interaction Design (SID) Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) I keep advertising on this blog. Great to see more mobile work in the SID community! Hope this inspires more of you to apply!
This is from his blog:
Urban Sync aims at finding the correlates which define personal well-being in an urban context. Since we live our lifes meanwhile in a world augmented by technical artefacts, the boundaries seem to blur between being always-on or completely-off. Knowledge workers, artists, Web2.0 aficionados define the quality of life and especially urban life by something in-between work and activities in private life, something in-between the office, the city, the countryside – the „third place“ – is Read the rest of this entry »
I wrote about the “Auditory Torches ” Project a while ago (http://mobilesound.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/auditory-torches/)
Now I found a video explaining the project:
The project was also featured on the Discovery Channel Website
No sound or mobile media in this project – and still I was intrigued by the beauty and simplicity of it.
Map Me by Hugh Davies is a beautiful networking and social mapping exercise I encountered at conflux. Starting off with only a few cards and strings it evolved into a dense and colourful mesh of conflux visitors who Read the rest of this entry »
I was just re-reading some texts in Audio Culture (Cox&Warner 2005),
amongst others “The Liberation of Sound” by Varèse. It struck me how much Varèse’s thoughts resonate with today’s GPS sound walk and audio mapping projects when he uses metaphors of cartography to describe spatialisations of sound. Of course, he was not Read the rest of this entry »
Michael Rüsenberg recommended the following paper to me. I met Michael at the sound art conference “Stare über Berlin. Ästhetische Analogien des Vogelsangs“, organised by Tilman Künzel in 2004, where I gave a paper on “Mobile Phone Music and Bird Song in Sound Art and Everyday Life” and he made a radio feature “Die Heiwatils” (by Michael Rüsenberg and Hans-Ulrich Werner. Deutschlandradio. Broadcast 01 December 2004) featuring some of my paper. Recently he interviewed Kersten Glandien (who teaches Sound Art at Brighton University) for the radio feature “Sonic London”.
Heuten, W., Henze, N., & Boll, S. (2007). Interactive exploration of city maps with auditory torches. San Jose, CA, USA.
Abstract: City maps are an important means to get an impression of the structure of cities. They represent visual abstraction of urban areas with different geographic entities, their locations, and spatial relations. Read the rest of this entry »