A sense of rhythm - why do we have it and what does it mean to us?
Almost everything we do incorporates rhythm. At the University of Oslo 50 researchers from all over the world will provide us with some new answers about the meaning of rhythm for people - and possibly also develop the world’s best dancing robot.
Anne Danielsen and Alexander Jensenius awarded the UiO Innovation Prize
Among several strong applications, the prize committee describes the nomination of Danielsen and Jensenius as being in a class of its own in terms of creativity, scientific strength and interdisciplinarity.
The architectures and norms of new media push people toward sharing everyday intimacies they might historically have kept to close friends and family. As more people are pushed toward gig work, the original gig workers - musicians - provide an exemplary lens for exploring the implications of this widespread blurring of interpersonal communication into everyday practices of professional viability. This talk draws on her new book "Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection", plus nearly a decade of work on the tensions that musicians - and many others - must manage as social media platforms become integral to professional life.
Samuel Mehr, Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, will give a seminar lecture entitled "A Natural History of Song".
An intensive PhD-level training course on sound and motion analysis with experts in sound and music computing from the Nordic countries.