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  • Talk at Robot Love: All-Inclusive Cyborg Talks on the Uniformy vs Diversity panel
    Presentation | 23 October 2018 | 10:00 - 11:30
    All-Inclusive Cyborg Talks is a series of lectures and debates to deepen the theme. The narrative Be (com) ing Cyborg is viewed from a different angle . Debates sharpen our vision on a viable future with technology. The talks take place during Dutch Design Week 2018. UNIFORMITY VS DIVERSITY Discussion leader: Danielle Arets Technology offers many the opportunity to participate in society. Thus there is more room for diversity. The practice is different. The paradox of technology is that, despite the possibilities, the instrument is often used to control, manage, homogenize society. Contacts lists on smartphones consist for 95% of people who look like us. Algorithms still produce stereotypes that are not just ridiculous. Conscious feedback is needed for a multiform society. With Femke Snelting, Jennifer Kanary, Luis Lobo Guerrero and Marije Baalman.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Eindhoven - Campina Melkfabriek
  • Human-Media Interaction/Intimate Technologies at the conference on philosophy of human technology relations
    Presentation | 11 July 2018 | 10:45 - 12:15
    During this presentation/workshop I will talk about the mediation of touch. The touch garment created for The Malbody Centre project will be a key element during this presentation.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Enschede - Universiteit Twente
  • Presentation at Creative Coding Utrecht
    Presentation | 1 March 2018 | 19:45 - 23:00
    Creative Coding Utrecht (CCU) is a local platform for makers and people interested in the creative & artistic potential of technologies. Every first Thursday of the month we explore new expressions made with code and hardware. Think of visuals, music, apps, digital design, VR, games, new instruments, literature, spatial design, datadesign, or(…). Artists, designers, and developers will give presentations showing their work-in-progress or finished projects, and tell how they came about. After each presentation the audience can ask questions and come up with suggestions, with time for drinks in between and afterwards. I will talk about Sense/Stage and my current project The Malbody Centre.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Utrecht - Sensor Lab - Plompetorengracht 4
  • Presentation at Hold me Now, Studium Generale, Rietveld
    Presentation | 31 January 2018 | 13:30 - 17:00
    With the project “The Malbody Centre” Marije Baalman is investigating how body protheses may mediate our senses in a speculative futuristic setting, a further development of wearables into so-called e-bodilies. The project will eventually be presented as a multiparticipant environment, where participants will each take on the role of a malbody, a person with e-bodilies not functioning according to the norm and cast out of society. The project takes a critical stance at body based sensing (the body as the last frontier between privacy and big data), the control of artificial intelligence over our experience of the world (what if not only our news sources are controlled by this, but also our bodily experiences?) and how our society deals with people who divert from the norm (diversity in terms of ability and body). Of our senses, touch is perhaps the one most directly connected to our emotional state and being. Touching someone else can be an expression of intimacy, affection, giving comfort to a violation of privacy or integrity, its interpretation depending on social and personal context. Mediating touch through technologies can (perhaps) be achieved with sensors and haptic feedback devices. During the presentation Marije Baalman will present her first theoretical and practical investigations for developing a speculative prothesis for mediating touch.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Amsterdam - Rietveld Academie
  • Immersion, Interaction and Participation in Art and Technology
    Presentation | 28 September 2017 | 15:00 - 16:00
    Coming from a diverse background of physics, electronic music, larp and just “making things”, Marije Baalman has been involved in a number of projects that are on the border between art and technology. The projects involve live performance (Wezen – Gewording, Chrysalis, Wind Instrument), installations (Just Noticeable Difference, N-Polytope, Sonobotanics), as well as R&D projects creating frameworks for sound spatialisation (Wave Field Synthesis), and wireless sensing technologies for use in artistic projects (Sense/Stage). The red line through this work is finding ways to create engaging environments for an audience by means of real-time interaction and evolving processes. Currently, she is moving toward creating multi participant environments, attempting to bring her experience from creating interactive works together with her experience with creating and playing larp. During the talk, she will present some of the projects that she has worked on in the past years and how they were developed and presented.
    read more... | project United States of America - Phoenix, Arizona - The School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Chrysalis presentation and Q & A
    Presentation | 13 September 2017 | 16:00 - 18:00
    Presenting the outcome of the residency at Sussex, exploring recurrent neural networks and conceptors with realtime sensor data
    read more... | project United Kingdom - Brighton - Sussex University
  • Crafting micro-behaviors of light and sound in N-Polytope
    Presentation | 15 June 2017 | 16:00 - 18:00
    Artists Animate the Expo 67 Archives highlights artists’ processes of working in/with archives by presenting, discussing, and reflecting on artists’ research-creation processes. Marije Baalman has undertaken the Technical Direction, Embedded Systems, Media Composition Programming as a collaborator with Christopher Salter, on the installation N-Polytope at the Musée d’art contemporain’s upcoming exhibition, In Search of Expo 67. Monika Kin Gagnon will moderate the discussion. In Search of Expo 67 brings together works by nineteen Québec and Canadian artists inspired by the most innovative, experimental and provocative dimensions of the original event, and its artistic, social and political context. Created in dialogue with the spirit of 1967, these works (sixteen of which are newly commissioned) challenge some of the underlying presumptions of Expo 67 while also highlighting its undeniable inventiveness. The exhibition is co-curated by Lesley Johnstone and Monika Kin Gagnon at the Musée d’art contemporain from June 21 to October 8, 2017
    read more... | project Canada - Montréal - Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology – Concordia University - 1515 Saint Catherine Street W. – EV Building, Room 10.705
  • Building an instrument is composing
    Presentation | 18 May 2017 | 17:00 - 22:00
    Presentation at Frankensteins Lab
    read more... Denmark - Copenhagen - 5e - Kodbyen
  • Wireless sensing for artistic applications, a reflection on Sense/Stage to motivate the design of the next stage
    Presentation | 17 May 2017 | 14:00 - 15:30
    Presentation at the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) conference 2017
    read more... | project Denmark - Copenhagen - Aalborg University Copenhagen - A.C. Meyers Vaenge 15
  • Inclusive Hardware and Software
    Presentation | 3 February 2017 | 17:00 - 18:20
    Accessibility of sensors, algorithms and 3D printers allow us to make customised instruments for everyday life, and in particular for music. This makes it possible to make custom interfaces for making music for people with very specific abilities, instead of having to resort to the mass-produced musical interfaces, which assume a standardised set of gestures. Being able to play music is an important aspect of quality of life – it is fun, it stimulates movement, it allows you to communicate, it releases tension, and it gives you a sense of being in control. In this talk we will reflect on the process of making such instruments, and the challenges and solutions we found for them. In particular we will show the instrument that was made at STEIM in collaboration with the Vanboeijen Institute, and the DJ-interface made for DJ Luki by Kassen and Moos.
    read more... German - Berlin - Native Instruments Office, Schlesische Straße 29-30
  • Interplay between Composition, Instrument Design and Performance
    Presentation | 14 October 2016 | 14:45 - 15:00
    Presentation at the Symposium on Musical Instruments in the 21st Century — Identities, Configurations, Practices
    read more... | project Germany - Berlin - Designtransfer, Universität der Künste
  • Novel tools panel discussion at Today's Art
    Presentation | 24 September 2016 | 15:00 - 17:00
    With Novel Tools for Sonic Manifestations TodaysArt 2016 explores new technologies formats and trans-disciplinary collaborations and the increasingly novel ways in which they can be employed to push the boundaries of creating presenting and experiencing music and sound. Joined by HARING programmers Andrea Vogrig and Darien Brito audio-DH: sonic manifestations mastermind Francisco López opens the session with a keynote address that showcases the specially-developed software at the heart of his latest endeavour. The keynote is followed by presentations by Marije Baalman (formerly at STEIM) and festival artists Myriam Bleau Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri Alba G. Corral who discuss the instruments tools and technologies used in each of their performances.
    read more... The Netherlands - Den Haag - Today's Art - Filmhuis
  • Musical Organics - Becoming - an exploration of the interplay between composition
    Presentation | 5 May 2016
    'Becoming - an exploration of the interplay between composition, instrument design and performance'. During the development of the piece 'Wezen-Gewording' (Being-Becoming) the concepts of instrument composition and performance blurred for me as a maker and raised questions about the interplay between these elements. In this talk I will reflect on the development process and discuss how the traditional notions of instrument composition and performance seem to be contrasting with the modern practice of a sound artist such as myself.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Amsterdam - STEIM
  • Keynote talk at DAFX
    Presentation | 1 December 2015 | 09:00 - 10:30
    Digital audio out of the box - digital audio effects in art and experimental music. While since the late 1990's laptops have become a common element in electronic music on stage in recent years there is a move away again from the laptop towards dedicated devices that perform one particular task. With the advent of platforms such as the BeagleBone Raspberry Pi, but also Arduino, efficient computing of digital audio has found a large interest amongst artists who create their own instruments or sounding objects usually within the context of open source software and hardware. In this talk I will show various examples of these applications of digital audio in the field of art and experimental music; and discuss how their development and discourse is embedded in the open source movement.
    read more... | project Norway - Trondheim - NTNU
  • LOOP in Berlin
    Presentation | 30 October - 1 November 2015
    A Summit for Music Makers. Loop is three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music creativity and technology. Bringing together artists technologists and other creative thinkers Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow. I am taking part in the Open Source panel: https://loop.ableton.com/program/state-open-source/
    read more... Germany - Berlin - RADIALSYSTEM V
  • Embodiment of Code
    Presentation | 13 July 2015 | 13:30 - 14:00
    The code we read on the screens of a livecoding performance is an expression of our compositional concepts. In this paper I reflect on the practice of livecoding from the concept of embodiment as proposed by Varela Thompson and Rosch (1991): how we as coders embody the code how machines can embody code and how we inevitably need to deal with the physicality of the machines and our own bodies that we use in our performances and how we adapt both our machines and bodies to enable our performances.
    read more... UK - Leeds - ICLC, University of Leeds
  • 3DMin symposium
    Presentation | 25 - 27 June 2015
    3 day symposium on instrument design where I will be talking about 'Interplay between composition, instrument design and performance'
    read more... | project Germany - Sauen - Gutshof Sauen
  • Composición de comportamientos para ambientes performativos
    Presentation | 17 September 2014 | 17:00 - 19:00
    Actualmente la composición en tiempo real con datos provenientes de sensores cuyas salidas son sonido y luz juega un papel central . En esta plática pondré de relieve los acercamientos y métodos que uso para la creación de ambientes performativos —tanto en instalaciones como en contextos de ejecución— además daré ejemplos de mi trabajo. También voy a discutir el hardware y software que he desarrollado para poder crear estos trabajos.
    read more... Mexico - Mexico City - Aula Magna José Vasconcelos del CENART
  • Livecoding and the Body
    Presentation | 5 July 2014 | 10:30 - 12:00
    Presentation followed by discussion with Sally Jane Norman and Renick Bell
    read more... United Kingdom - Brighton - Creativity Zone Sussex University
  • Using Sense/Stage in live performance and interactive real-time environments
    Presentation | 27 June 2013 | 11:00 - 12:00
    The Sense/Stage infrastructure was developed to provide a low-cost, open source, wireless sensing and data sharing framework for use in interactive artistic works. Since the original research-creation project the infrastructure has been further developed and currently has a slowly growing user base across the world. New research and development directions are towards creating modules for analysing and mapping sensor data to various output media.
    read more... | project UK - London - Goldsmiths University
  • Keynote talk at Linux Audio Conference
    Presentation | 9 May 2013
    Keynote speech for the annual Linux Audio Conference this year in Graz, Austria.
    read more... Austria - Graz - IEM - University of Music and Performing Arts
  • Between art and technology
    Presentation | 24 October 2012 | 20:00 - 22:00
    Coming from a mixed background of physics, electronic music, theatre and “making things” Marije Baalman has been involved in a number of projects that are on the border between art and technology. The projects involve live performance (Schwelle Chronotopia), installations (Just Noticeable Difference, N-Polytope), as well as R&D projects creating frameworks for sound spatialisation (Wave Field Synthesis) and wireless sensing technologies for use in artistic projects (Sense/Stage). The red line through this work is finding ways to create engaging environments for an audience by means of realtime interaction and evolving processes.
    read more... Spain - Barcelona - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
performances performance installations exhibitions larps residencies workshops
presentations panel discussions symposium meetup radio