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A one year position as research assistant in sonic interaction design is available in the Medialogy section of Aalborg University Copenhagen, starting on January 1st 2012. The position can be renewed up to three years and can be converted to assistant professorship for those who have a PhD. If you are interested or want to hear more, feel free to drop an email to Stefania Serafin, Associate professor, Medialogy, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, firstname.lastname@example.org sts [at] create.aau.dk .
I worked with Stefania on the EU COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design and this sounds like a very interesting post.
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.
I got the date wrong in my previous post about the workshop – it’s November 16th, not 15th – apologies. The good news is that you can still sign up, and there is a lot of information on the website now.The European COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design is organising this Workshop on Sketching Sonic Interaction Design that will take place on November 16th in Holon, Israel. The deadline for submissions was August 15th – but you can still sign up for the workshop now. More detail on my previous post.
Finally you can order the Mobile Music Workshop Catalog online:
Creative Interactions – The MobileMusicWorkshop 2004 – 2008
Nicolaj Kirisits, Frauke Behrendt, Lalya Gaye, Atau Tanaka
University for applied arts, Vienna, 2008
Also featured on we-make-money-not-art by Regine Debatty, who attended the workshop in 2007 at STEIM in Amsterdam.
From the introduction:
‘This catalogue summarizes the projects, presentations, and performances from the first five years of the Mobile Music Workshop. In this time we have Read the rest of this entry »
Apply now for last remaining spaces: Exploring Sonic Interaction with Artefacts in Everyday Contexts
There are a few spaces left on the workshop – please email us your expression of interest (sonicinteraction at googlemail dot com). Your expression of interest should explain in a few sentences why you are interested in participating in the workshop and include a short biography. The submission should not excess one A4 page.
Participating in the workshop is free, however you are encouraged to register with ICAD where the results of the workshop will be presented.
An impression from the previous workshops…see below for some more
The third call for “Short Term Scientific Missions” (STSMs) is out. After a great response with many exciting projects I’m looking forward to the next applicants. And (of course) I’m hoping for many Interactive Art&Music projects and especially Mobile Sound projects…
The explanations on the website might make it sound more complicated than it actually is – basically it’s up to 2500 Euro for research visits for postgraduate students/young researchers. The deadline is June 1st 08 and the trip should be made before the end of 08.
From the website:
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are aimed at strengthening the existing networks by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST member state to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly (yet not exclusively) intended for young scientists (especially PhD students). STSMs may also be used to reimburse the travel and accomodation expenses of students attending eNTERFACE’08 at LIMSI (Paris-Orsay, Aug. 4-29, 2008) for the development of one of the SID-related projects.
For more detail about the call check the SID website.
The talk by Sumanth Gopinath (who wrote “Ringtones, or the auditory logic of globalisation”) and Jason Stanyeck “Digital Auditory Cultures and the Problem of ‘Mobile Music’” gave a very detailed analysis of mobile music, using the Nike+ range as a case study. They talked about the fundamentally complex experiences of mobile music. Hardt, Negri, and Harraway served as a background to discuss bioregulation and self-regulation in relation to exercising and mobile technology.
Their concerns with auditory feedback of bodily data also chimes with Sonic Interaction Design (SID) group around Thomas Herrmann, that are researching the sonification of biomedical data. Tim Rice presentation of sound in hospitals “Broadcasting the Body: the private made public in a London hospital”, and John Wynne recording that were part of the evening’s concert, and who presented at the Sound Art conference in Copenhagen, are also relevant in this context.
Gopinath and Stanyeck’s paper was very interesting in their focus on the body and the sounds of the body in relation to public and private, health and illness, mobility and immobility. The Nike+ is a system where Read the rest of this entry »