NIME 2013 deadline approaching


Here is a little plug for the submission deadline for this year’s NIME conference. I usually don’t write so much about deadlines here, but as the current chair of the international steering committee for the conference series, I feel that I should do my share in helping to spread the word. The NIME conference is a great place to meet academics, designers, technologists, and artists, all working on creating weird instruments and music. Here is some more information about this year’s conference:

NIME 2013 will be hosted by the Graduate School of Culture Technology at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)Daejeon, Korea, and will also feature a series of special events in Seoul.

There are four submission categories, all with a deadline of 1 February:

Chair of the NIME Steering Committee

At the last day of this year’s NIME conference in Oslo I was not only elected as a member of the international steering committee (SC) for the NIME conference series, but I was also elected as the new chair for the SC. This is exciting, particularly since I will be the first NIME SC chair ever. Since the start in 2001, the conference has seen a rapid growth, and we now see that it is time to formalise the structure of the organisation a bit. That said, we find it important to keep the NIME conference as a bottom-up, user-driven, grassroots event.

I am looking forwards to keeping move the conference series forwards, and to get more people involved in making and playing new NIMEs for themselves.

Call for participation: NIME 2011

I am chair for the 11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2011)
, which will be organized 30 May – 1 June 2011 here in Oslo, Norway.

The official “call for participation” has just been posted here, and sent to various mailing lists. Please forward this to anyone that you think may be interested in participating.