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SXSC Presentation and demonstration of “Music You Can Walk Inside”

Music composed in the digital studio has always been heard on loudspeakers. All of the theatre and unpredictability of a performance is absent. Composer Benjamin Mawson investigates ways to use space as an expressive layer in studio-produced music. Developer Enrique Tomas has built a tool using GPS to interpret a listener’s position and movement in order to create a unique way of hearing music. Musical compositions can now be spread across a landscape, mapped to a territory. Continue reading →

Creative Digifest #SxSC is now just one week away!

A few tickets are still available for this event on 18th May in the Student Union at Southampton University - you can register here Our keynote speaker will be Alan Patrick who is the co-founder of Broadsight: Broadsight focuses on market intelligence, strategy and systems development across the multi-media ecosystem. Broadsight has consulted to many of the major digital-media players in Europe and has helped start or turn around a number of startups. Continue reading →

Sponsored Digital Economy PhD Opportunity

Funding available to support PhD research into small business and cultural heritage interpretation partnerships in the Digital Economy  A team of Digital Economy members have just been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Award to recruit a PhD student who is interested in researching this topic. A grant of £7K p.a. for 3 years (or pro rata for part time work) will be available to cover fees and contribute towards living costs. The project needs to begin before 1st December 2012. Continue reading →

Global Futures Seminar at WSA

Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media Tuesday 15th May @ 4pm in seminar rooms 8-9 Graphics Building, WSA  Alex Galloway: The Cybernetic Hypothesis In an essay from 2001, the French collective Tiqqun speaks of what they call the cybernetic hypothesis: "[A]t the end of the twentieth century the image of steering, that is to say management, has become the primary metaphor to describe not only politics but all of human activity as well. Continue reading →