3-6 April 2014 I’ll be in Berlin where I’m invited to the ‘academy’ of “City, Religion, Capitalism. Turning Points for Civilization”, a joint project of Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Alfred Herrhausen Society, in cooperation with the LSE Cities project Theatrum Mundi and dctp – Development Company for Television Program. With filmmaker Alexander Kluge, Richard Sennett, Saskia Sassen and others.
Based on the conference presentation ‘The Sound of Cycling’ that I gave in Vienna this summer, I was invited to write a short piece for ‘The Sound of Cycling: Urban Cycling Cultures’, the Velo City Vienna 2013 Conference Magazine that has just been published. Check page 10-13.
My chapter ‘Rrrring…rrrring…rrring…telephone! A Cultural History of the Ringtone’ for the German book A Century in Sound, edited by Paul and Schock is finally out this December. It comes with sound examples on DVD.
Presenting a paper on ‘Making Cycling Sound(s)’ at the European Sound Studies Conference (ESSA), Berlin, 4-6 October 2013.
Invited to ‘Making sense of wearables: new-emerging markets and mediascapes‘ workshop by EPINET in Brussels
The EPINET project is running a workshop titled ‘Making sense of wearables: new-emerging markets and mediascapes ‘ in Brussels on the 5th November and I’ve been invited to talk about the smart e-bike project.
This workshop will bring together designers and developers, sociologists, artists, legal scholars, organisation/market and digital media culture researchers. The aim is to explore together the new-emerging mediascapes and markets in wearable sensors, to identify key incentives, uptake and use, and what the policy-implications might be for the future of care.
Invited to talk about Smart e-bikes at RE.WORK Cities Summit – Combining entrepreneurship, technology & science to re-work the future
I’ve been invited talk at the RE.WORK Cities Summit – Combining entrepreneurship, technology & science to re-work the future. London, 13 December 2013. Interesting line-up of speakers – looking forward to it.
I’m invited to Georgina Born’s ‘Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies’ conference at Oxford University and will be responding to talks on ‘Consumption’ by Nancy Baym (Microsoft Research), Michael Bull, (University of Sussex), Blake Durham (University of Oxford), Nick Seaver (University of California, Irvine), Aditi Deo (University of Oxford ) and Vebhuti Duggal (JNU), a session chaired by Sonia Livingstone (LSE).
Accepted paper on ‘Smart e-bikes as Digital Networks Scenario of Future Mobilities‘ at the conference ‘Mobility Futures’ at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University, 4-6 September 2013.
The MIT Press Sonic Interaction Design Book that comes out of the EU SID COST action I was involved with and curated an exhibition for, has its launch event and symposium in May at ETH in Zurich.
Apply now: PhD Studentship ‘Notating Digital Sound: Designing or Composing for Mobile Media’. Supervisors: Dr Thor Magnusson, Dr Frauke Behrendt, Prof. Jonathan Woodham (by 11th April 2013)
Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship ‘Notating Digital Sound: Designing or Composing for Mobile Media’ (valued at £58,500) at the University of Brighton, supervised by Dr Thor Magnusson, Dr Frauke Behrendt and Prof. Jonathan Woodham.
The application deadline is 4pm, 11th April 2013.
The context of music production and dissemination has drastically changed with digital media and mobile computing devices. Interactivity and screens have become an essential part of how sound is represented and controlled, and creative algorithms are used to analyse or generate sonic patterns.
We seek proposals for a PhD project that will engage with interface and interaction design in digital sonic interfaces. The ideal research proposal would intersect areas of digital sound, human-computer interaction, graphic design, data representation, and software/media studies. Of particular interest are research topics integral to mobile media devices, such as networks, automation, location, collaboration, and data sharing. The area of investigation might include analysis and representation of complex data sets, whether that involves sonification of data or navigation of sonic/musical structures.
Proposals with philosophical, theoretical and/or historical perspectives are welcomed, although the core of the work will be a practice-led form of enquiry. The research is expected to relate strongly to the formative yet exciting changes digitization, networks, and locative media have brought for sound and music, and it will demonstrate the potential to have impact on the field.
The Faculty of Arts is able to provide strong support for the above areas, but the research will be based within the Faculty of Arts’ academic programme of Photography, Moving Image and Sound. This opportunity is therefore ideal for projects that engage with visual interfaces, animation, geography, space, and location in the context of sonic or musical representation, performance and production.
The proposal should describe clearly what research question or problem will be addressed and the research context of the work. It should further describe what contribution to knowledge the project will bring, and outline the research methodologies used to address the research topic.
For more information about this project, or to be put in contact with a supervisor, please contact the doctoral college.
+44 (0)1273 642915