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2.6.: Norbert Schnell @»bauhausinteraction.colloquium«

As part of the interdisciplinary series of talks »bauhausinteraction.colloquium" at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, we welcome Norbert Schnell for a talk titled »Playing (with) Sound.«

Dr. Norbert Schnell is a researcher and developer focusing on real-time interactive digital audio processing and interaction design. Together with his colleagues of the Sound Music Movement Interaction Team at IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in Paris he develops technologies and interaction scenarios on the frontiers between music listening and music performance. He was involved in numerous international research and development projects as well as artistic works in the field of music, interactive audiovisual installations, music pedagogy, and industrial design. In 2007 he held the DAAD Edgard Varèse Guest Professorship for Electronic Music at the Technische Universität Berlin. Having created musical interactions that – apart from digital technologies – involve traditional musical instruments, chessboards, gambling machines, balls, and kitchen utilities he currently explores collective interaction scenarios based on web-based mobile technologies that involve many people engaging in making music together.

»The recent availability of both affordable motion capture technology and mobile platforms allows for creating a new generation of musical instruments and interactive audio applications. These systems currently redefine the boundaries between music listening and music performance. New devices and applications enable music listening as an active participation in musical interpretation and composition. At the same time, new digital musical instruments integrate notions of perception, generativity, and collaboration, questioning the performance practices and functions of traditional instruments. In this context, the design of novel instruments and interactive audio applications explores the infinite possibilities to create relationships between bodily action, physical objects, sound, and musical structures. Design here may rely on existing – musical and extra-musical – metaphors and bodily knowledge as well as on abstract concepts and topologies. In this talk, I will present various projects that we realised over the past years in different collaborations, focusing on underlying concepts and inspirations.«

About »bauhausinteraction.colloquium«:
The Bauhausinteraction Colloquium is a new interdisciplinary colloquium series at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar which is to address issues between technology and arts+design and the humanities. This colloquium is organised by different disciplines at the Bauhaus-Universität, across media-informatics (applied computer sciences), media-design, media arts and product + interaction design.
The talks take place on Monday evenings. All talks are in english. In design, human–computer interaction, and software development, interaction design is »about shaping digital things for people’s use«, and alternately defined as the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services.

Beyond an interest in the mere form, interaction design has its main focus on human behavior and the interplay between human actions and technology. Coming from different disciplines in this colloquium we explore the central questions: Do we speak a common laguage? Are we ready for interdisciplinary dialogues and are we prepared for upcoming transdisciplinary challenges? Through a series of lectures and workshops on interaction design and related topics. A selection of internationally renowned speakers will give insights into their work, current developments and discussions. The colloquium provides a forum for exchange of ideas, impulses for inspiration and interdisciplinary collaboration.


Monday, 2 June 2014 
7 p.m.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Oberlichtsaal/main building 
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8
99423 Weimar

upcoming dates:

Marc Hassenzahl (Folkwang University of Arts Essen): User Experience and Interaction

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