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.