Live interfaces: Performance, Art, Music conferece

Happily we’ve been awarded some funding for a conference on live performance technology from Vitae Yorkshire!  This will be a great start to my new position in ICSRiM.  Here’s the call:

LIVE INTERFACES
Performance, Art, Music
http://icsrim.org.uk/liveinterfaces/

Date: 7th-8th September, 2012
Venue: ICSRiM, School of Music, University of Leeds, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PERFORMANCES

Live Interfaces is a conference on live, technology-mediated interaction in performance.  The conference seeks to investigate cross-disciplinary understandings of performance technology with a particular focus on issues related to the notion of ‘liveness’ in interaction.

Live Interfaces will consist of paper and poster presentations, performances and workshops over two days.   Researchers, theorists and artists from diverse fields are encouraged to participate, including: digital performance, live art, computer music, choreography, music psychology, interaction design, human computer interaction, digital aesthetics, computer vision, smart materials and augmented stage technology.

We invite submissions addressing the conference theme of technology-mediated live interaction  in performance, and suggest the following indicative topics:

– Audience perception/interaction
– Biophysical sensors
– Brain-computer interfaces
– Computer vision/real-time video in performance
– Cross-modal perception/illusion
– Digital dramaturgy/choreography/composition
– Digital performance phenomenology
– Gesture recognition and control
– Historical perspectives
– Live coding in music, video animation and/or dance
– Participatory performance
– Performance technology aesthetics
– Redefining audience interaction
– Tangible interaction

Paper submissions should be in extended abstract form, with a suggested length of 500 words.  Please format all submissions using either the Word or LaTeX template available from the website.

Performance proposals should include a description of the performance and the live interaction technology used, as well as a list of technical requirements.  Attaching recordings of past performances is strongly encouraged.

We hope to announce a journal special issue on performance technology following the conference as a publication opportunity for extended papers.

Extended abstracts must be submitted electronically via the website by midnight (GMT+1) on the 17th June 2012.  All submissions will be subject to cross-disciplinary peer review, and notified of acceptance by 1st July.

Please address all queries to liveinterfaces@icsrim.org.uk

Key dates:

– 17th May – Submissions system open
– 17th June – Submission deadline
– 1st July – Notification of selected papers/performances
– 29th July – Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers
– 7-8th September – Conference

Registration will open nearer the date, with a fee in the region of £25, including lunch for both days.

Please keep an eye on one of the following for updates, including information on conference workshops and co-located events.

Website: http://icsrim.org.uk/liveinterfaces/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/liveinterfaces/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/liveinterfaces/
Identica: http://identi.ca/liveinterfaces/

Planning committee:
Alex McLean, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds (from August)
Kate Sicchio, University of Lincoln
Maria Chatzichristodoulou, University of Hull
Scott Hewitt, University of Huddersfield
Ben Dornan, University of Sheffield
Stephen Pearse, University of Sheffield
Phoebe Bakanas, ICSRiM, University of Leeds
Ash Sagar, York St Johns University

Senior advisor:
Kia Ng, Director of ICSRiM, University of Leeds

Supported by Vitae Yorkshire, the University of Leeds and the Arts and Humanities Research Council

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