[L2Ork-dev] CfP: ICAD 2019 Algorave!

Paul Vickers paul.vickers at northumbria.ac.uk
Fri Apr 12 06:54:19 EDT 2019

ICAD 2019 — Call for Submissions to the ICAD 2019 Algorave.

25th International Conference on Auditory Display
Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
23–27 June, 2019


Theme/Special Focus of ICAD 2019 is "Digital Living: Sonification for Everyday Life".

Digital technology and artificial intelligence are becoming embedded in the objects all around us, from consumer products to the built environment. Everyday life happens where People, Technology, and Place intersect. Our activities and movements are increasingly sensed, digitised and tracked. Of course, the data generated by modern life is a hugely important resource not just for companies who use it for commercial purposes, but it can also be harnessed for the benefit of the individuals it concerns. Sonification research that has hit the news headlines in recent times has often been related to big science done at large publicly funded labs with little impact on the day-to-day lives of people. At ICAD 2019 we want to explore how auditory display technologies and techniques may be used to enhance our everyday lives. From giving people access to what’s going on inside their own bodies, to the human concerns of living in a modern networked and technological city, the range of opportunities for auditory display is wide.

For the first time at an ICAD meeting the conference programme includes an Algorave event. "Algoraves focus on humans making and dancing to music. Algorave musicians don’t pretend their software is being creative, they take responsibility for the music they make, shaping it using whatever means they have. More importantly the focus is not on what the musician is doing, but on the music, and people dancing to it. Algoraves embrace the alien sounds of raves from the past, and introduce alien, futuristic rhythms and beats made through strange, algorithm-aided processes. It’s up to the good people on the dancefloor to help the musicians make sense of this and do the real creative work in making a great party.” (https://algorave.com/about).

The ICAD 2019 committee seeks submissions to this event which will provide an exciting complement to the other conference categories. For details on proposal format, submission instructions, and additional conference information please visit https://icad2019.icad.org/call-for-participation.

Thursday 12th May 2019  — Deadline for submissions to the Algorave tracks.

Algorave Chair:
Shelly Knotts
icad2019algorave at icad.org

Conference Chairs:
Paul Vickers and Matti Gröhn
icad2019chairs at icad.org

First held in 1992, ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary conference with relevance to researchers, practitioners, artists, and graduate students working with sound to convey and explore information. The conference is unique in its specific focus on auditory displays and the range of interdisciplinary issues related to their use. Like its predecessors, ICAD 2019 will be a single-track conference, open to all, with no membership or affiliation requirements.

Dr Paul Vickers BSc PhD CEng MIEE FHEA
Co-chair of ICAD 2019: https://icad2019.icad.org

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