Lalya Gaye
Since 2002
Works in Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Born in 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland, Lalya Gaye is a Swedish and Senegalese-Malian digital media artist and interaction design researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. At the convergence of art, technology, and design, her work explores the poetic integration of digital technology into everyday environments, behaviours, urban space and everyday artefacts, in order to grasp and revisit our physical and emotional relations to the everyday, to space and to distance. She builds public art installations with various media such as steel, light and sound, takes part in site-specific audio experiments, teaches digital media and interaction design at graduate level, delivers creative electronics workshops, and regularly organizes cross-disciplinary research workshops and small music and sound-art festivals.

Lalya received a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Geneva, a M.Sc.Eng. in Electroacoustics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, worked several years at the Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute, worked on a PhD in Applied Information Technology at the University of Göteborg, and taught at the Interaction Design programme at Chalmers Technical University. In 2009, she was a Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence at the Digital + Media department at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, USA), before joining Culture Lab Newcastle in the UK in 2010, where she worked for 3 years. In 2013, she was a Digital City Innovation fellow at Teesside University. She is now running Attaya Projects, a Newcastle-based company that functions as a platform for interdisciplinary collaborations in digital media arts. She is also a founding member of the Swedish art group Dånk! Collective from Göteborg, Sweden and was a steering committee member of the International Mobile Music Workshops series.
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EVENT

Connected Communities Symposium @ Culture Lab


Dates:
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:00 - Wed Sep 14, 2011

Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Culture Lab Newcastle is hosting an international interdisciplinary event open to the general public, on the topic of “connected communities”.
This symposium includes talks and projects from theorists and practitioners alike.
Registration is now open: 
http://side-creative.ncl.ac.uk/communities/symposium11/registrations/

TOPIC
In an era where digital technologies have supported transnational forms of connectedness and the efficiency of grassroot movements,
communities are once again looked at as innovative fertile grounds for alternative social organisation.
As these trends can be manipulated by current governmental agendas, the Connected Communities symposium aims to critically explore notions of community, as evolving with the creative uses and the effects of digital technologies.
The topic will be addressed in 4 different contexts :
- A conference over 3 days, with talks selected from submitted expressions of interests under the topics of: Collective Action, Participative Platforms, Engagement,
Economies, Transnational, (Hi)stories, Technology & Society, Community Art, and Co-Creation.
- An exhibition at Culture Lab OnSite, centred on the notions of community and digital media. This will include blogs, documentation of community-based art workshops,
art and ethnographic projects. The exhibition will run until the 18th of September.
- A half a day workshop using the symposium as a temporary community of practice to explore deeper questions of community.
Registration is limited to 15 people and will be opened soon.
- A Beats and Pieces party at the local community space Star and Shadow (http://www.starandshadow.org.uk/).

PROGRAMME
For a detailed programme of the conference, please visit:
http://side-creative.ncl.ac.uk/communities/symposium11/conference/

FEE
The symposium, all events included, are FREE of charge and open to all.

REGISTRATION
As we only have limited space available, please register in advance to the conference in order to avoid disappointment:
- Day 1: http://connectedcommunitiesncl2011day1.eventbrite.com/
- Day 2: http://connectedcommunitiesncl2011day2.eventbrite.com/
- Day 3: http://connectedcommunitiesncl2011day3.eventbrite.com/

CONTACT AND INFORMATION
For more information, please email us at ConnComm2011@gmail.com and/or visit the symposium website:
http://side-creative.ncl.ac.uk/communities/symposium11/

ORGANISERS
Joëlle Bitton, Lalya Gaye, Andreia Cavaco, Ben Jones, Graeme Mearns and Atau Tanaka (SiDE, Culture Lab Newcastle)
Ranald Richardson (SiDE, Center for Urban & Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University)
http://side-creative.ncl.ac.uk/communities/
http://culturelab.ncl.ac.uk/
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/
The symposium is funded by the AHRC research program “Connected communities” and SiDE research program at Culture Lab.
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/
http://www.side.ac.uk/


OPPORTUNITY

Exploring Sonic Interaction with Artefacts in Everyday Contexts


Deadline:
Fri Jun 06, 2008 00:00

Reminder: Deadline is Friday, 6th June 2008

EXPLORING SONIC INTERACTION WITH ARTEFACTS IN EVERYDAY CONTEXTS

Hands-on workshop on 23 June 2008 at IRCAM (Paris, France).

Deadline for call for expressions of interest: 6 June 2008

Part of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display, 24-27 June 2008
Organizers: Karmen Franinovic, Lalya Gaye, Frauke Behrendt
Workshop website: http://sonicinteraction.wordpress.com/

This workshop introduces participants to the use of creative interaction design methods when exploring the design of sonic interactions with computational artefacts. Specifically, focus will be on physical interactions that rely on continuous sonic feedback. Participants will generate future scenarios and concepts for such interactions, and everyday sounding objects in context will be taken as a starting point. By taking part in the workshop activities, participants will get an embodied understanding of the challenges of designing for meaningful and engaging physical interaction with computational sonic artefacts. Methods employed in the workshop will thus be good complements to the cognition or technology-based approaches to designing sounding objects that are mainstream within the ICAD community.

This one day, hands-on workshop will be divided in fours parts: warm-up exercises, creative idea generation, concept exploration through bodystorming and final presentation and discussion. The workshop is aimed at an ICAD audience, but welcomes a wide range of participants with various backgrounds such as artists, designers, musicians, programmers, cultural and media studies scholars, etc. No previous technical knowledge or design experience is required.

The workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore key aspects of tangible interaction and continuous sonic feedback, all in an activity-based way: the fact that the workshop consists of low-tech small group exercises and interaction-focused creative activities instead of paper presentations or technology tutorials, invites participants to have an active role and to engage all senses in the exploration of this type of situated sonic interaction. The focus is taken away from technology itself and turned instead towards the situated activities of using technology.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please e-mail an expression of interest to sonicinteraction at googlemail dot com by 6 June 2008, as places are limited. Your expression of interest should explain in a few sentences why you are interested in participating in the workshop and include a short biography. The submission should not excess one A4 page. Please state if you are a member of SID or are applying for a Short Term Scientific Mission (http://www.cost-sid.org/wiki/STSMCall3).

DATES
Deadline for expression of interest: 6 June 2008
Notification of acceptance: 10 June 2008
Workshop: 23 June 2008

CONTACT AND INFORMATION
sonicinteraction at googlemail dot com
http://sonicinteraction.wordpress.com/
http://icad08.ircam.fr/site/


OPPORTUNITY

Registration open for the 4th International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology


Deadline:
Thu Apr 26, 2007 02:58

4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MOBILE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Amsterdam, Holland, 6-8 May 2007
http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org

*Registration for the 4th International Mobile Music Workshop in Amsterdam 6-8 May 2007 is now open to the public*
Places are limited. go to http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org for more information.

We are very pleased to announce this year's keynotes speakers at the mobile music workshop: Teri Rueb (http://www.terirueb.net), Michel Waisvisz (http://www.steim.org), and Regine Debatty (http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com).

The programme of the workshop is now online (http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org) and features peer-reviewed paper presentations, poster sessions, in-depth discussions about crucial issues of mobile music technology, demos of state-of-the-art projects, break-out sessions and live events.

The workshop is hosted by STEIM and Waag Society in Amsterdam and partners with the Futuresonic Festival in Manchester. The International Steering Committee is formed of Atau Tanaka (Sony CSL Paris, France), Frauke Behrendt (University of Sussex, UK) and Lalya Gaye (Viktoria Institute, Sweden).

Please register now for the last remaining spaces at the 4th International Mobile Music Workshop in Amsterdam 6-8 May 2007, through the registration website at http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org.

Regular fee is 75 Euros, and reduced student fee is 45 Euros. You can also buy a Futuresonic and Mobile Music Joint Ticket for 115 Euros via the Futuresonic website http://www.futuresonic.com.

About the workshop series:
Combining music and mobile technology promises exciting future developments in a rapidly emerging field. Devices such as mobile phones, Walkmans and iPods have already brought music to the ever-changing social and geographic locations of their users and reshaped their experience of the urban landscape. With new properties such as ad hoc networking, Internet connection, and context-awareness, mobile music technology offers countless new artistic, commercial and socio-cultural opportunities for music creation, listening and sharing. How can we push forward the already successful combination of music and mobile technology? What new forms of interaction with music lie ahead, as locative media and music use merge into new forms of everyday experiences? The series of Mobile Music Workshops (Gothenburg 2004, Vancouver 2005, Brighton 2006) discusses this newly emerging field of interest.
Please refer to http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org for further information and proceedings.


EVENT

Registration deadline to the 4th International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology


Dates:
Mon Apr 16, 2007 00:00 - Sat Apr 14, 2007

MOBILE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 6-8 MAY 2007 http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org

Registration deadline: 16th April 2007

Combining music and mobile technology promises exciting future developments in a rapidly emerging field. Devices such as mobile phones, Walkmans and iPods have already brought music to the ever-changing social and geographic locations of their users and reshaped their experience of the urban landscape. With new properties such as ad hoc networking, Internet connection, and context-awareness, mobile music technology offers countless new artistic, commercial and socio-cultural opportunities for music creation, listening and sharing. How can we push forward the already successful combination of music and mobile technology? What new forms of interaction with music lie ahead, as locative media and music use merge into new forms of everyday experiences?

This series of annual workshops began to explore and establish the emerging field of mobile music technology in 2004. This fourth edition of the Mobile Music Workshop in 2007 offers a unique opportunity to participate in the development of mobile music and hands-on experience of cutting-edge technology.

This year’s workshop is hosted by STEIM and Waag Society in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and partners with the Futuresonic Festival in Manchester, England, taking place later the same week. The programme of the workshop will consist of keynote presentations from invited speakers, peer-reviewed paper presentations, poster sessions, in-depth discussions about the crucial issues of mobile music technology, demos of state-of-the-art projects, break-out sessions and live events. Registered participants will take part in hands-on sessions conducted by leaders in the field. In addition to traditional presentation sessions, the programme includes events open to a general audience, facilitating the presentation of artworks and technological breakthroughs to a wider public.

The Mobile Music Workshop sets the stage for a collaboration that brings together leading institutions in both experimental electronic music and mobile media. STEIM (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is a centre for electronic music production well known in the performing arts. STEIM promotes the idea that Touch is crucial in communicating with electronic and digital arts technologies, a vision that over the years has given birth to physical, sensor-based musical instruments. Waag Society is a research and development institute in the fields of networked art, education and creative industries. Waag develops platforms for artists to reach society through networked collaboration, media streaming, and locative media.

REGISTRATION & FEE

Registration deadline: 16th April 2007

This year’s workshop will have both closed sessions for registered participants and sessions open to the general public. The number of participants for the closed sessions of the workshop is limited to 50 places. Accepted submitters are given priority, other participants are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Registered participants will have automatic access to all sessions of the workshops.
The closed sessions of the workshop will be charged both a regular and a reduced student fee, similar to the last edition’s fees.

The open sessions will be advertised in more detail closer to the event. The fee for the open sessions will be event-based.
Scheduling and registration fees will be coordinated with Futuresonic to allow participants to easily attend both events.

ORGANISERS

* International Steering Committee

Atau Tanaka (Sony CSL Paris, France)
Frauke Behrendt (University of Sussex, UK) Lalya Gaye (Viktoria Institute, Sweden)

* Local Organising Committee

Kristina Andersen (STEIM, The Netherlands) Robert van Heumen (STEIM, The Netherlands) Ronald Lenz (Waag Society, The Netherlands)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the previous and up-coming workshops, the ACM SIG publications format as well as travel and accommodation information, please consult:
http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/


OPPORTUNITY

CFP: 4th International Workshop in Mobile Music Technology 2007


Deadline:
Mon Feb 05, 2007 14:25

MOBILE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 6-8 MAY 2007
http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org

Submission deadline: 12th March 2007

Combining music and mobile technology promises exciting future developments in a rapidly emerging field. Devices such as mobile phones, Walkmans and iPods have already brought music to the ever-changing social and geographic locations of their users and reshaped their experience of the urban landscape. With new properties such as ad hoc networking, Internet connection, and context-awareness, mobile music technology offers countless new artistic, commercial and socio-cultural opportunities for music creation, listening and sharing. How can we push forward the already successful combination of music and mobile technology? What new forms of interaction with music lie ahead, as locative media and music use merge into new forms of everyday experiences?

This series of annual workshops began to explore and establish the emerging field of mobile music technology in 2004. This fourth edition of the Mobile Music Workshop in 2007 offers a unique opportunity to participate in the development of mobile music and hands-on experience of cutting-edge technology.

This year’s workshop is hosted by STEIM and Waag Society in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and partners with the Futuresonic Festival in Manchester, England, taking place later the same week. The programme of the workshop will consist of keynote presentations from invited speakers, peer-reviewed paper presentations, poster sessions, in-depth discussions about the crucial issues of mobile music technology, demos of state-of-the-art projects, break-out sessions and live events. Registered participants will take part in hands-on sessions conducted by leaders in the field. In addition to traditional presentation sessions, the programme includes events open to a general audience, facilitating the presentation of artworks and technological breakthroughs to a wider public.

The Mobile Music Workshop sets the stage for a collaboration that brings together leading institutions in both experimental electronic music and mobile media. STEIM (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is a centre for electronic music production well known in the performing arts. STEIM promotes the idea that Touch is crucial in communicating with electronic and digital arts technologies, a vision that over the years has given birth to physical, sensor-based musical instruments. Waag Society is a research and development institute in the fields of networked art, education and creative industries. Waag develops platforms for artists to reach society through networked collaboration, media streaming, and locative media.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS AND WORKS

We invite practitioners, artists, designers, hackers and researchers from all areas, including music, technology development, new media, sound-art, music distribution, cultural/media studies, locative media and industry to submit work and register to attend.
Don't miss this chance to help shape the mobile music landscape of the future!
Participants are encouraged to submit their work in mobile music technology to the categories below. The partnership with the Futuresonic Festival (http://www.futuresonic.com/) allows those coming to Europe to make a single trip to attend both events.

* Papers

We invite submissions of workshop papers presenting new projects, approaches or reflections exploring the topic of mobile music. Potential submissions could include but are not limited to mobile music systems or enabling technologies, interface design, legal issues, user studies, ethnographic fieldwork, social implications, art pieces and other areas relevant to mobile music.
Accepted paper authors will be given a time slot during the workshop for presentation and discussion of their work.
Format: up to 8 pages in ACM SIG publications format (shorter papers welcome). For templates, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html

* Posters

We also invite the contribution of posters that document work-in-progress projects or ideas in similar areas of mobile music technology as the papers.
Posters will be on display during the duration of the conference. We will arrange a poster presentation session where attendees will be able to discuss the works with the authors.
Format: 2 pages in ACM SIG publications format

* Demonstrations

We also invite submissions of work to the demo category. Besides encouraging paper and poster presenters to bring a demonstration as a complement their presentation, we encourage submissions of stand-alone demos of mobile music systems or enabling technology. Their implementation should be ready enough to be demoed, and will possibly be shown to the general public during open sessions depending on their robustness.
Format: 2 pages in ACM SIG publications format.

SUBMISSIONS

Please email your submission as a PDF file in the appropriate format to submissions@mobilemusicworkshop.org
In the subject line, state MMW SUBMISSION followed by PAPER, POSTER or DEMO and the name of the main author.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by a committee of international specialists in the fields of mobile music, interactive music, and locative media.

DEADLINES

Submission deadline: 12th March 2007
Notification of acceptance: 2nd April 2007
Registration deadline: 16th April 2007
Final submission deadline: 16th April 2007

REGISTRATION & FEE

This year’s workshop will have both closed sessions for registered participants and sessions open to the general public. The number of participants for the closed sessions of the workshop is limited to 50 places. Accepted submitters are given priority, other participants are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Registered participants will have automatic access to all sessions of the workshops.
The closed sessions of the workshop will be charged both a regular and a reduced student fee, similar to the last edition’s fees.

Registration deadline: 16th April 2007

The open sessions will be advertised in more detail closer to the event. The fee for the open sessions will be event-based.
Scheduling and registration fees will be coordinated with Futuresonic to allow participants to easily attend both events.

ORGANISERS

* International Steering Committee

Atau Tanaka (Sony CSL Paris, France)
Frauke Behrendt (University of Sussex, UK)
Lalya Gaye (Viktoria Institute, Sweden)

* Local Organising Committee

Kristina Andersen (STEIM, The Netherlands)
Robert van Heumen (STEIM, The Netherlands)
Ronald Lenz (Waag Society, The Netherlands)

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the previous and up-coming workshops, the ACM SIG publications format as well as travel and accommodation information, please consult:
http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/