Looking Back – Asha Ward Paper Submission Success at NIME 2017

22nd September 2017

Looking Back – Asha Ward Paper Submission Success at NIME 2017

Back in June our very own CDE RE Asha Ward, had the opportunity to take part in the NIME 2017 conference in Copenhagen. Here she tells us all about her experience.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), took place in Copenhagen in June 2017. I was lucky enough to have a paper accepted into this conference.

NIME gathers researchers and musicians from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design. The conference started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001. Since then, an annual series of international conferences has been held around the world, hosted by research groups dedicated to interface design, human-computer interaction, and computer music. Here are a few of my pictures from the conference.

I had a great experience interacting with the cutting-edge researchers of new digital instruments. I got to network with other researchers in my field. I presented my poster and received feedback from other conference delegates.

This is the biggest conference in the field closest to my research. To see the research that is currently at the forefront of the field and to hear other researchers talk about their work has been invaluable. As my research is related to physical objects and interactions with them, it has been very useful and sometimes essential to see the objects in action and to see how these instruments are used up close and in performance. I also got to partake in workshops around my subject area and get involved in the general discourse of the field. The whole conference has inspired me greatly and I would recommend anyone researching musical interfaces to attend in the future.

I would be happy to provide more information on my experience at this conference so please contact me for further discussion.

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