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 though sound. Invited experts and selected projects (see call details below) from a wide range of fields illustrate how designers, artists, researchers, businesses and musicians explore the relationship between mobile media and sound/music.

The projects presented at this event question our dominant visual/screen culture and map out alternative scenarios for interacting with mobile media that take advantage of alternative sensory modalities, especially sonic ones. Sound also serves as a powerful reminder of the temporal aspects of media interactions, complementing the current focus on ‘location’ in relation to mobile media. Mobility does not only play out in space, but also over time: bodies and devices moving though spaces at various speeds, rhythms, and times. This event showcases the role of sound in the negotiation of social and intimate interactions as mediated though layers of located and mobile streams of media.

CALL

We are calling for contributions 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 and performances. We invite researchers, artists, musicians, businesses, and students to submit their projects using this short template (see below) by 14th April. Notification of acceptance is by 19th April.

PARTICIPATE

Please email f.behrendt@gmail.com. The £10 registration charge covers the entire event including catering. Please get in touch if this charge would prevent you from attending.

PRESENTERS

Atau Tanaka, http://www.ncl.ac.uk/culturelab/people/profile/atau.tanaka

Lalya Gaye, http://culturelab.ncl.ac.uk/people/lalya.gaye

Steve Symons (tbc), http://stevesymons.net/aboutme

John Williamson, http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~jhw/

Rachel O’ Dwyer, http://www.interferencejournal.com/editorial-board/rachel-o-dwyer

Adam Parkinson, http://culturelab.ncl.ac.uk/people/a.d.parkinson

Frauke Behrendt, http://www.fraukebehrendt.com/

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:30 Welcome
10:45 Presentations, panel
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Poster and demo session, networking
14:30 Presentations, panel
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 networking /pescha kucha/ session
18:30 Performances

Wednesday 18th May 2011 (tbc)
Potential workshop(s) on music mobile phone programming (iPhone, RJ/DJ, Android),  Sonic Interaction Design, sound walks.

COMMUNITY

Here are some links to mobile sound, music & art events and resources:
The Mobile Music Workshop Series (LINK http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/)
Mobile Art && Code (LINK http://artandcode.com/two/)
Sound – space – network exhibition and panel (LINK http://www.gradcam.ie/speaking_matters/audio_broadcast.php)
Mobilesound Blog (LINK https://mobilesound.wordpress.com)
Sonic Interaction Design (LINK http://www.cost-sid.org/)

TEMPLATE FOR SUBMISSIONS OF PRESENTATIONS/DEMOS/PERFORMANCES/ETC.

We invite researchers, artists, designers, musicians, businesses, and students to submit their projects by 14th April. Please submit your contribution by filling in the below information  and sending it to f.behrendt@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance by 19th April. Thank you!

Full Name:
Email:
Affiliation/Institution/Role:
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):
Relevant URL(s):
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:

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One response to “Call: Sounds like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event’ on 17th May 2011 at CoDE, Cambridge

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