Smart e-bikes at ‘Urban Governance Futures: Scenarios for London’

LSE Cities and the MacArthur Foundation invited me to their Foresight Seminar ‘Urban Governance Futures: Scenarios for London’ on 16 June 2014. I’m particularly interested in their focus on the role of big data and real-time information in relation to the establishment of new urban governance processes and structure in cities. The seminar’s specific case study is urban transport in London and I look forward to contributing a smart e-bikes perspective.

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I’ll be giving the opening keynote at the ‘Locative media and sound art’ symposium that is happening as part of Sounding City, a leading project for international sound art in Kortrijk, 10th May 2014.

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My chapter ‘Creative Sonification of Mobility’ in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies – finally!

It’s finally out:

Behrendt, F (2014) Creative Sonification of Mobility and Sonic Interaction with Urban Space: An Ethnographic Case Study of a GPS Sound Walk. In: Gopinath and Stanyek (eds) Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music, Volume 2, Oxford University Press: 189-211

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Note: there is also  Volume 1 of The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music.

Remember, ten years ago…when many of the contributors met for the first time at the Mobile Music Workshop Series that I used to organise with Atau Tanaka, Lalya Gaye (and initially Lars-Eric Holmquist) between 2004 and 2008…and the book we published:

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Kirisits, Nicolaj., Behrendt, Frauke, Gaye, Lalya., & Tanaka, Atau. (eds.). (2008). Creative Interactions – The Mobile Music Workshops 2004-2008.Vienna: University of Applied Arts. Download pdf.  See http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/

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“City, Religion, Capitalism. Turning Points for Civilization” – invited to Berlin in April

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.

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The Sound of Cycling published in the Velo City Conference Magazine

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.

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Rrrring…rrrring…rrring…telephone! A Cultural History of the Ringtone

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.

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Talking ‘Making Cycling Sound(s)’ in Berlin this weekend

Presenting a paper on ‘Making Cycling Sound(s)’ at the European Sound Studies Conference (ESSA), Berlin, 4-6 October 2013.

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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.

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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.

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Music, Digitization, Mediation in Oxford

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).

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