My City, My Sounds
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Fri, December 12, 2014 – Sun, December 14, 2014, Symposium

The symposium will explore the sonic augmented reality and its potentials.

Though often misunderstood as an exclusively visual concept, the expression augmented reality has to be stretched when it comes to audio aspects.

Combining position data and sound gives rise to an auditory meta level but it can also lead to an immersive experience when combined with appropriate technology.

In addition to a preview on future technology trends as well as an overview on different fields of application of geolocative sound, the symposium will also provide a broad based platform for transdisciplinary discourses. From interactive radio dramas to the communication of art to sonic geocaching and urban sound installations - many different disciplines complement with geolocative audio formats.

The symposium critically examines the question which actual potentials derive from these technological developments and innovations for the medium-to-long term.

An app developed at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics will be presented with which one can design public spaces soundwise in an augmented reality environment. It enables users as well as sound artists to playfully locate sounds or sound art compositions which then can be found by other users.

The symposium addresses scientists as well as artists and developers. The symposium is held in English.


Friday, December 12, 2014

ZKM_Foyer and ZKM_Lecture Hall
Session 1: Augmented Reality  
2 pm Ludger Brümmer Welcome
2.15 pm Bernd Lintermann Karlsruhe Maptory, Augmented Reality in Public Space
3 pm Hofmann & Lindholm ​Pre-Enactment or archive of upcoming events
4 pm Kirsten Reese Listen to this city!
5 pm ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics My City, My Sounds
6 pm Break  
7 pm Exhibition opening
»Lynn Hershman Leeson. Civic Radar«

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ZKM_Lecture Hall and ZKM_Cubus

Session 2: Interactive sound projects  
10 am Torsten Michaelsen (LIGNA) LIGNA: Wipe out the Traces!
11 am Fred Adam The Power of Sounds in Walking Documentaries
12 pm Ignacio Pecino SonicMaps – Locative Audio: Technical Report, Challenges and Opportunities
1 pm Break  
Session 3: Academic research and development projects  
2 pm Lynn Hershman Leeson Keynote
2.30 pm Ricardo Climent The Augmented City & The Citizen Urge
3.30 pm Thomas Resch Design and Implementation for a Real World Audio Game-Engine
4.30 pm Panel discussion  
6 pm Break  
8 pm »Produced at IMA«: Sound dome concert with works by Thomas Ankersmit, Yannick Hofmann, Christoph Illing and ZKM | IMA  

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ZKM_Lecture Hall

Session 4: Soundscapes & Geolocalization  
10 am Claudia Wegener / radio continental drift The sounds and tools of a »listener with a bag«
11 am Sabine Breitsameter Expanded Listening – Soundscape and »extended reality«
12 pm Udo Noll Radio Aporee: Surfing the Gray Line – Acoustic Topographics
1 pm Break  
2 pm Panel discussion  

Subject to change

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe