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My journal article The sound of locative media has now been published by Convergence. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about this article! The full reference is: Frauke Behrendt (2012) The sound of locative media, Convergence 18 (3): 283-295.
Screenshot from the video of The National Mall app
One of the case studies I discuss in the article is ‘The National Mall’, an iPhone app (released in 2011 by musicians Bluebrain) where users listen to specific music depending on their location.
Here’s the abstract:
This article develops an alternative perspective to the visual bias in locative media discourses by focusing on the role of sound in locative media and related discussions. This sonic perspective allows us to understand the temporal, situated and embodied aspects of locative media. Informed by debates from sound studies and mobile media studies, a locative smart phone application where users experience specific sounds depending on their locations, is discussed. The concept of ‘Placed Sounds’ is introduced for a more detailed analysis of locative sound experiences. A framework for analysis is developed to discuss how locative sound engages with the auditory aspects of our spatial perception, how immersion operates for locative media and sound, and also to consider the role of situated experience, the role of walking as remixing, and how agency and exclusion operate in locative sound. This framework explains how walking operates in terms of interacting with locative media, and how we experience being immersed in physical and media contexts at once via sound.
You can get the full article here.
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 »
When I was in Helsinki recently, I spent my last few hours in the city at the Night of the Arts. The piece ‘Kolme kirjettä (Three letters)’ Liisa Tervinen and Saana Uosukainen.
The simplicity of the installation was really beautiful. Transparent umbrellas equipped with small speakers were broadcasting the recordings of three love letters read out. These umbrellas were Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, this is advertised by the ‘New Society for VISUAL Arts’ but who knows, they might be open minded about sonic interventions on the Berlin Underground too? Let me know if you have any projects!
U10 – from here to the imaginary and back again
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (New Society for Visual Arts)
Deadline: 01, October 2010
Call for project proposals: The Future of ‘Public’ in Public Transport
Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yopse/3689198477/
The organisers, the Neue Gesellschaft fuer Bildende Kunst (NGBK) in Berlin, are looking for situation specific and/or participatory ideas, visions, experiments and interventions which address the future meaning of ‘public’ in Berlin’s public Underground Network. They can range from being short, interventionistic artistic reactions to specific occurrences on the Underground to being long term collaborations aimed at creating sustainable relationships to Underground staff and/or users over a number of years. A total budget of 30.000 Euro for artist’s fees, production, 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 »
This festival called City Sonic sounds interesting. It takes place 27 August to 12 September 2010 in Mons (Belgium).
Their website reads:
The 8th edition of the sound art festival CITY SONIC, organised by TRANSCULTURES, is scheduled from August 27 to September 12 in Mons (Belgium), with a circuit of sonic/interdisciplinary art works in the centre of the city. From the 3rd to the 18thof September at ISELP (Insitute of research for visual arts) in Brussels with the exhibition Sonopoetics (from word to image, from poetry to sound).
City Sonic was 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 »
This call looks very interesting. There is no specific address to sound and music, but this perspective would be very relevant for this focus on “Mapping, Memory and the City”. I’m hoping to see some sound and mobile media submissions.
MAPPING, MEMORY AND THE CITY
An International Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Liverpool, 25-26 February 2010
School of Architecture / School of Politics and Communication Studies
INITIAL CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference invites a re-evaluation of the role of maps and mapping practices in cultural explorations of urban space and memory. We invite contributions from across a broad interdisciplinary field, drawing together scholars and practitioners working in film and cultural studies, architecture, geography, urban studies, as well as those with interests in social and cultural memory, archival practice and urban heritage. Of special interest are contributions addressing the role of film and film historiography in relation to place, landscape and urban memory. Scholars, filmmakers and designers engaged in Read the rest of this entry »
Aural City (organised by Sound Studies, Holger Schulze) is targeting small and medium-size businesses in the Berlin area who plan to work with sound. The seminar deals with acoustic communications, with three key themes: Urban Sound Planning, Functional Sounds and Sound Branding. It takes place 24-25 April and 7-8 May.
Lalya Gaye is teaching a “Mobile Technology Workshop” at the RISD Digital+Media department and invited Brian House to give a lecture on “Subversive (Mobile) Storytelling” on Monday 16th March between 11.30am and 1pm, room 413, CIT/Mason building. Please come and join us if you are in the area!
And yes, the department has a shiny new website – check it out!
Brian House is a bricoleur interested in art, code, and cognition. Currently, he is Creative Technologist at Local Projects, a design studio in New York working primarily with museums and public spaces. Additionally, he is one-half of Knifeandfork, an art group investigating algorithmic narrative and everyday performance. With Knifeandfork, he is currently doing a residency at LA’s MOCA for the spring of 2009. Some of Brian’s work include Yellow Arrow, a seminal project in locative media that involved cities, stickers, and mobile phones and Read the rest of this entry »