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Sounds Like Mobility: A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event

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Sounds Like Mobility

A Mobile Media, Sound and Music Event

Date: Tuesday 17 May 2011 Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge

Entrance fee: £10.00

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.

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. It is organised by the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE) at Anglia Ruskin University.

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/microsites/code/code_events/soundslikemobility.html

book your place: https://store.anglia.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=68&deptid=27&catid=4

This talk is part of the ArcDigital and CoDE talks at Anglia Ruskin series.

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