12th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
20 - 23 May, 2012
The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
(NIME) is an annual interdisciplinary conference discussing
contemporary topics in electronic musical interface design, research
and practice. The NIME conference started out as a workshop at the
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001, and
has grown into one of the largest and most vital international
conferences within the field of music technology.
The NIME conference brings together researchers and practitioners from
a range of academic fields including computer science, electrical
engineering, human-computer interaction, musicology, electro-acoustic
music, dance and composition, and has routinely attracted interest
from electronic music industry as well.
Note that it is possible to attend some of the conference events
without registering for the academic track. This includes a public
exhibition of installations and an extensive program of evening
concerts involving new music technology and innovative approaches to
Workshops, some of which require no specialized prior knowledge, may
also be attended without registering for the main conference.
Available workshops are listed below.
Further information about NIME 2012 may be found at the page:
Thank you for your attention.
(member, NIME Steering Committee)
NIME 2012 Pre-conference workshops
May 20, 2012
Space is limited so pre-registration is strongly recommended
Registration fee varies with workshop
Half-day morning workshops on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
** A NIME Primer **
A general and gentle introduction to the theory and practice of the
design of interactive systems for music creation and performance.
Aimed at those who wish to get an overview of the field.
(no prerequisites or hardware requirements)
**Musical Interaction Design with the CUI32Stem: Wireless Options and
the GROVE system for prototyping new interfaces**
Using the CUI32Stem open source microcontroller to build musical
interactions. More details about CUI32Stem. (Prerequisite: C, Basic,
or Arduino languages)
** DIY Haptics for Musical Expression **
Using motorized levers and sliders and microprocessor control,
participants will explore how programmable haptic feedback enhances a
music controller and changes the process of music making.(No
prerequisites, keep hardware for $100 on-site charge)
Half-day afternoon workshops on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
** Building iOS apps with Max/MSP and RTcmix **
Learn to build an iOS app using Max/MSP as a foundational development
tool via the[rtcmix~] object. (Prerequisite: Max/MSP knowledge, access
and knowledge of XCode, hardware requirement: Mac laptop)
** A Hands-On Workshop on Gesture Recognition and Machine Learning for
Real Time Musical Interaction **
A hands-on guide to the real-time application of machine learning and
gesture recognition for musical interaction. Additional details.(No
prerequisites, hardware requirement: laptop)
Full-day workshops on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
** Actuated Acoustic Instruments **
Workshop teaches the construction of actuated acoustic instruments
from a hardware kit. (No prerequisites, option hardware requirement:
own instrument. Cost includes $125 for hardware to keep)
** Soft Circuitry and Synthesizers **
Use soft circuitry to create textile-based sensors and controllers for
interfacing with audio hardware. (No prerequisite or hardware. Cost
includes $75 for materials)
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