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’ll be in Copenhagen next week at the ‘Reconfiguring Radio‘ PhD Summer School, organised by the LARM Audio Research Archive and The PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts at the University of Copenhagen. The session on ‘Radio, Mobility and Artistic Practices’ is on Friday 8th July.
Hope to see some of you there – let me know if you are around!
The session includes:
9.00 Keynote: Frauke Behrendt
– Beyond Mobile Listening: Engaging with Phones, Sounds and Art
10.00 Paper presentation
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 email@example.com. 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):
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Resources needed (e.g. projector, speakers, outdoor location for demo, time on stage for performance, …):
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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 »