Stelios Manousakis presents paper at the New Interfaces for Musical Expression international conference (NIME 2012)
Stelios Manousakis is presenting a paper titled 'WLAN trilateration for musical echolocation in the installation ‘The Network Is A Blind Space’' at this year's New Interfaces for Musical Expression International Conference (NIME 2012), in Ann Arbor, Michigan (21-23 May 2012).
This paper presents the system and technology developed for the distributed, micro-telematic, interactive sound art installation, The Network Is A Blind Space. The piece uses sound to explore the physical yet invisible electromagnetic spaces created by Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). To this end, the author created a framework for indoor WiFi localization, providing a variety of control data for various types of ‘musical echolocation’. This data, generated mostly by visitors exploring the installation while holding WiFi-enabled devices, is used to convey the hidden properties of wireless networks as dynamic spaces through an artistic experience.
About the conference
The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) is an annual interdisciplinary conference discussing contemporary topics in electronic musical interface design, research and practice. The NIME conference started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001, and has grown into one of the largest and most vital international conferences within the field of music technology.
The NIME conference brings together researchers and practitioners from a range of academic fields including computer science, electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, musicology, electro-acoustic music, dance and composition, and has routinely attracted interest from electronic music industry as well.
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Critically acclaimed New York new music group, the JACK Quartet presents a program of works by UW composers Joel-François Durand, Huck Hodge, Richard Karpen, and Juan Pampin in this performance capping off a weeklong residency at the UW.
The Improvised Music Project (IMP) presents the Vu-Karpen Project in the final evening of IMPfest IV. Seattle group Chemical Clock, featuring students from the UW Jazz Studies Program, is also on the bill. Details at www.improvisedmusicproject.com.
Megas Diakosmos by Stelios Manousakis performed at the Music: Cognition, Technology, Society interdisciplinary conference
Music: Cognition, Technology, Society conference presents an electroacoustic concert, with works by Nicholas Cline, Nathan Davis, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Nicola Monopoli, Stelios Manousakis, and Chris Stark.
Saturday, May 12 2012 at 8PM
Electroacoustic music concert
Barnes Hall, Auditorium 129 Ho Plaza
Cornell University: Ithaca, NY
About the conference
Technology plays a crucial role across a broad spectrum of sonic activity, offering new cognitive frameworks and reshaping social networks in ways that challenge the conventional binary of the individual subject versus the collective. It mediates performance and listening, provides new modes of analysis, and inspires musical creation. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the nexus of social, cultural, and political issues in and around music, cognition, and technology.
Keynotes will be given by Eric Clarke (University of Oxford), Ichiro Fujinaga (McGill University) and Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University). The guest composer will be Tod Machover (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
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More on Megas Diakosmos by Stelios Manousakis here