NIME2011 - 11th International Conference New Interfaces for Musical Expression 27 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway Travel Report July 11, 2011 Matti Luhtala VTT Technical Research Centre
07/11/11 2 NIME 2011 Place: University of Oslo International Conference on New Interfaces forMusical Expression. The NIME conference started out as a workshop atthe Conference on Human Factors in ComputingSystems (CHI) in 2001. http://www.nime2011.org/
07/11/11 3 Pre-NIME Workshop - urMus urMus is specifically designed for mobile devices (iPhone and Android). Real time patching environment. Designed for Malleability. Easy to enter, deep to master. Visual interface programming via LUA language, similar to Processing. See more at http://urmus.eecs.umich.edu/
07/11/11 4 Pre-NIME Workshop - Auditory Augmentation of Everyday Objects with Near Real-time Data Auditory augmentation is a design and development paradigm for the creationof unobtrusive data representation layers that enhance the sonic characteristic ofarbitrary physical objects. Unobtrusive, partly because of activity-driven feedback, Pleasing, non-permanent sound scape. See more at http://tangibleauditoryinterfaces.de/
07/11/11 5 Pre-NIME Workshop - Auditory Augmentation of Everyday Objects with Near Real-time DataPossible usage situations With typewriter. Measuring mood of the persontyping. (E.g) body temperatureand other physiological states. In offices and museums. Other real time data drivers:time of the day, urgency etc. Challenge: how to measureartist’s cultural impact in real time(is it near then at all ?) http://vimeo.com/19581079
07/11/11 6 NIME Conference Highlights Keynote by David Rokeby - Adventures in Phy-gital SpaceSome of the discussed themes Control system or spaceengagement. Demonstration or Performance. Is it enough if an interactivesystem takes a performer to aplace they would not otherwisego? Hopefully video of the keynotewill be available soon. See also a blog writing ofRokeby’s keynote speech writingby Charles Céleste Hutchins:http://celesteh.blogspot.com/2011/05/live-blogging-nime-keynote-adventures.html
07/11/11 7 NIME Conference HighlightsMindBox Media Slot MachineMindBox was presented at SonicInteraction Design exhibition.According the creators, theinstallation attracts visitors sensesoffering a joyful gambling- gamearound musical, choreographicaland cinematographical elements asdance & beat-boxing.The latter expression describes aform of vocal percussion from whichthe installation derives its title. See video of the MindBox at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpb4s2VpnCk
07/11/11 8 NIME Conference HighligtsPoster session - Designing a Music Performance Space for Persons with Intellectual Learning Disabilities* *Luhtala, M., Kymäläinen,T & Plomp, J. (0). Designing Music Performance Space for Persons with Intellectual Learning Disabilities. NIME 0, Oslo, Norway: ACM.