Experts from many European countries from fields of technology, art, education and science get together on march 10.-11. 2017 at the Berlin University of Arts (for directions see here). There they will discuss forms of musical practices with ubiquitous and mobile technologies like smartphones and tablet computers. To facilitate diverse connections between participants there will be different kinds of sessions.
In this article, we will present the different formats of the international Symposium MOBILE MUSIC IN THE MAKING 2017 of the Research Center for Mobile Music Making & App Music (RCAM).
The symposium starts with a BarCamp on Friday (10.03.). You are kindly invited to take part with an own presentation or discussion. Your BarCamp-Session (20min) may focus in a practical example or case study, a phenomenon, a problem or a question concerning music making and/or learning with mobile technologies. In the introduction before the BarCamp every participant will get the chance to shortly present her/his theme.
The video gives an insight:
Furthermore, the BarCamp is a good opportunity to get first impressions of the different persons who will held their presentations or sessions on the following day.
Scientists will give an inside to current research projects on Saturday (11.03.). Presenters from Germany an Austria will show empirical research and discursive explanations on learning with mobile technologies. Special about this presentation (20min) is their function as a stimulus for further discussions in discussion panels (see below).
Within sessions on Saturday (11.03./ 20min) musicians, app developers and music educators will give an insight to their work in practice. These sessions include experiments and case studies that invite everybody to participate and to discuss.
The discussion panels on Saturday (11.03./ 90min) aim an intensive discussion of the subjects that are presented in sessions and presentations. Questions and issues are moderated by experts in order to get first answers and solutions. Special about the discussion panels is that all participants to take an active role in the process of opening an interdisciplinary dialog.
On Friday evening as well as on Saturday evening (10. & 11.03.) concerts show the diversity of mobile music making. There are two forms: Firstly Artists perform their music on mobile technologies and secondly, you are invited to participate in an openLINKjam where everybody is part of a musical installation that shows new forms of music making.
For an orientation you can find in the menu [Schedule] a tabular overview as well as a list of the individual items arranged according to categories.
We hope that these explanations help you to find your way around the wide range of topics and wish you many interesting contributions and discussions at MOBILE MUSIC IN THE MAKING 2017.
With kind regards,
Matthias Krebs and Marc Godau