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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DISCUSSION

CFP: 4th International Workshop on Mobile Music 2007


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/

DISCUSSION

CFP: 4th International Workshop on Mobile Music Technology 207


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/

DISCUSSION

CFP: CHI2006 Workshop "Sketching" Nurturing Creativity


Call for Participation: CHI2006 One-Day Workshop

"Sketching" Nurturing Creativity:
Commonalities in Art, Design, Engineering and Research

http://www.kid.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/chi06-sketch-ws/

TOPIC: Identifying Commonalities of Creative Processes
CHALLENGE: Characterizing "Soft" Aspects of Creative Processes
APPROACH: Understanding the Sketching Process

Theme and Goals:

The workshop seeks to bring together researchers and prac-
titioners from diverse creative practices such as interaction
design, industrial design, architectural design, media art,
music, programming, writing, and scholarly work, to gain
insight into the creative process. Each of these disciplines
has established ways to nurture a creative impulse through
to a concrete result. This is done in part by fostering a con-
tinuing internal dialog between creative instinct and exter-
nal representations. Sketching is an activity common to the-
se practices that is exercised during such creative refine-
ment. By sketching, we mean not only hand-drawing on
paper using a pencil, but also rapid, undetailed, brief, light,
informal representations that practitioners produce and interact
with. By investigating the sketching process in each
practice, we expect to find commonalities that will to point
out essential elements for designing tools to support the
creative process.

Important Dates:

Deadline for 2-pager position paper: December 31, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2006
Workshop: April 23, 2006

For Details: http://www.kid.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/chi06-sketch-ws/

Organizers:

Kumiyo Nakakoji (RCAST, University of Tokyo)
Atau Tanaka (Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris)
Daniel Fallman (Umea° Institute of Design, Umea° University)

For inquiry: chi06-sketch-ws@kid.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp

DISCUSSION

NIME 2006 - Call for Participation


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NIME 2006 - 2nd Call for Participation
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6th International Conference on
NEW INTERFACES FOR MUSICAL EXPRESSION

IRCAM - Centre Pompidou, Paris France

Conference and Concerts: June 5-7 2006
Workshops: June 4 & 8 2006
Special Session: June 8 2006

http://nime06.ircam.fr/
nime06@ircam.fr

We encourage contributions in the following formats:
* Papers/Reports/Posters/Demos
* Live performances
* Interactive installations

Complete guidelines and the on-line submission interface are now available
on the NIME 06 website at http://nime06.ircam.fr/.

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WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL SESSION AND ASSOCIATED EVENTS

June 4:
* Workshop on Choreographic computations: Motion
Capture and Analysis for dance
* Workshop on Improvisation with computers

June 8, morning:
* NIME 06 Special Session on Violin-inspired Interfaces
(submissions welcome following the same procedure as other NIME papers)

June 8, afternoon:
* I-MAESTRO workshop on Tools for Technology Enhanced Music Education
* Music and Gesture - Presentation of artistic projects at IRCAM (in French)

June 1st to June 17th:
* Agora & Resonances - IRCAM Music Festival and Music Technology Convention
(see http://www.ircam.fr/99.html?event38&L=1)

NIME 06 organized visits and off-concerts including jam sessions are planned.

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IMPORTANT DATES
(Attention: new deadline for performances and installations)

Submission deadlines
- January 31st 2006: installations and performances
- January 31st 2006: papers and posters

Notification of acceptance
- February 28th 2006: installations and performances
- March 15th 2006: papers and posters

Registration deadlines
- April 15th 2006: Early Registration (reduced fee)

Final paper submission deadline
- April 15th 2006: Complete Camera-ready Papers and Abstracts

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PAPERS/POSTERS AND DEMOS

We invite the submission of research papers, reports, posters, and demos on
topics related to new interfaces for music
performance including, but not restricted to:
* Novel controllers and interfaces for musical expression
* Novel controllers for collaborative performance
* Novel musical instruments
* Augmented/hyper instruments
* Interfaces for dance and physical expression
* Interactive sound and multimedia installations
* Interactive sonification
* Sensor and actuator technologies
* Haptic and force feedback devices
* Interface protocols and data formats
* Gesture and music
* Perceptual & cognitive issues
* Interactivity design and software tools
* Musical mapping strategies
* Performance analysis and machine learning
* Performance rendering and generative algorithms
* Experiences with novel interfaces in education and entertainment
* Experiences with novel interfaces in live performance and composition
* Surveys of past work and stimulating ideas for future research
* Historical studies in twentieth-century instrument design
* Reports on students projects in the framework of NIME related courses
* Artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME technology

Submission types are:
- Full Paper (6 pages in proceedings, oral presentation)
- Short Paper (4 pages in proceedings, oral presentation)
- Poster (2 or 4 pages in proceedings)

Special Session on Violin-inspired Interfaces
We encourage the submission of papers to be presented in a Special Session
on June 8th.
The purpose of this special session is to create an opportunity for in-depth
discussions on a topic of wide-ranging interest to several of the NIME themes.
Papers for the special session will be subject to the same review process as
the other submissions.

Demos
Although brief demonstrations can be shown during paper sessions, NIME 06 will
give the possibility to schedule demo presentations in dedicated demo sessions.
The submission procedure will allow to choose an explicit demo option for any
paper or poster submission.
The simplest demo submission would take the form of a short poster summarizing
the scientific/technical aspects, acquired experiences and/or the context of
the development.

For presentations of commercial products and companies not associated
with a conference submission, there will be exhibit booths.
Please contact Vincent.Puig[at]ircam[fr].

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

An evening concert during the conference will be dedicated to live performances
hilighting creative use of interactive instrument technology.

We welcome proposals for performances to be featured in the NIME 06
concert.

Please refer to the NIME 06 web page for detailed submission requirements.

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INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS

Various spaces in and around the conference venue are reserved for interactive
sound and multimedia installations.

We welcome proposals for interactive installations to be presented
during the conference. We particularly encourage installations that could
run during the entire period of Agora/Resonances from June 1 to June 17.

While some of the spaces are closed rooms, others are open spaces such as
entrance or stairs which encourage site-specific installations.
Please refer to the NIME 06 web page for detailed submission requirements and
descriptions of the provided installation spaces.

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COMMITTEE

Conference Chairs
Norbert Schnell (IRCAM)
Frederic Bevilacqua (IRCAM)

Paper and Poster Chair
Michael Lyons (ATR Kyoto)

Performance and Installation Chair
Atau Tanaka (Sony CSL Paris)

Demo Chair
Emmanuel Flety (IRCAM)

Proceeding Editor
Marc Battier (MINT-OMF Sorbonne)

Administrative coordinator
Sylvie Benoit (IRCAM)

NIME Steering Committee
Ivan Poupyrev
Michael Lyons
Tina Blaine
Atau Tanaka
Joe Paradiso
Marcelo Wanderley
Sile O'Modhrain
Sidney Fels
Yoichi Nagashima

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OPPORTUNITY

Context Photography study: call for participation


Deadline:
Fri Jun 03, 2005 05:38

Do you enjoy taking pictures with your camera phone? Do you own a Nokia 6600 or 6630? Then you have the possibility to test a new way to take digital pictures by trying out our software prototype.

The Viktoria Institute in Goteborg is a Swedish research institute in applied information technology. We invite you to participate in a non-commercial research study starting in June 2005 about new types of digital photography. You get to try out a software programme that visually incorporates sound and movement into the pictures you take (see pictures below). We call this "context photography".

We hope that you would like to participate and try taking pictures and uploading them to a website. You will be asked to answer some questions at two occasions during the study. The programme will not affect any other software on your camera phone and you can still take regular pictures when the programme is not in use. After the study you may keep the program free of charge.

This is how it works:

1. Send us an e-mail to picturethis@viktoria.se to tell us you are interested in participating. Please write [Photo study] as the subject of your e-mail.
2. The study starts in June 2005 and lasts four weeks. We will send you instructions and the programme, which is easy to download to your camera phone. Now you can start taking pictures!
3. During the study you are expected to upload your pictures to a website. We will contact you twice by e-mail to ask questions about the prototype.
4. After four weeks the study is over and you may keep the software for free.

We look forward to your participation!

Best regards,

Lalya Gaye, Maria Hakansson and Sara Ljungblad
Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute, Sweden

For more information about the study, go to:
http://www.viktoria.se/fal/projects/photo/study.html