Oct 13, 2020

Lauren Hayes


"Moon via Spirit" has been accepted for the music track of the 21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

Sep 14, 2020

Lauren Hayes

Guest Lecture Series in Music Technology

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Music Technology area started a guest lecturer series in the Spring of 2014, and the lecture series continues to this day as one of UNO’s important cultural offerings, in addition to providing curricular enhancement for our Music Technology area. 

Jul 29, 2020

Lauren Sarah Hayes

Noise Quest

Live stream experimental electronic music hosted by Graham Dunning

Oct 13, 2020

Yanjun Lyu & Lauren Hayes


Yanjun Lyu will present a poster on "Exploring Social Coordination through Computationally Augmented Artifacts using Auditory Feedback" at ISEA 2020.

Jul 24, 2020

Lauren Hayes & Adnan Marquez-Borbon

NIME 2020

Nuanced and Interrelated Mediations and Exigencies (NIME): Addressing the Prevailing Political and Epistemological Crises

Nearly two decades since its inception as a workshop aspart of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), NIME exists as an established international conference significantly distinct from its precursor. While this origin story is often noted, the implications of NIME’s history as emerging from a field predominantly dealing with human-computer interaction (HCI) have rarely been discussed. In this paper, we highlight many of the recent—and some not so recent—challenges that have been brought upon the NIME community as it attempts to maintain and expand its identity as a site for multidisciplinary research into HCI, interface design, and electronic and computer music. We discuss the relationship between the mar-ket demands of the neoliberal university—which have underpinned academia’s drive for innovation—and the quantification and economisation of research performance which have facilitated certain disciplinary and social frictions to emerge within NIME-related research and practice. Draw-ing on work that engages with feminist theory and cultural studies, we suggest that critical reflection and moreover mediation will be necessary in order to address burgeoning concerns which have been raised within the NIME discourse in relation to methodological approaches, ‘diversity and inclusion’, ‘accessibility’, and the fostering of rigorous interdisciplinary research.

Jul 24, 2020

Yanjun Lyu, Brandon Mechtley, Lauren Hayes & Sha Xin Wei


Tableware: Social Coordination through Computationally Augmented Everyday Objects Using Auditory Feedback

HCI International 2020, is jointly with the affiliated Conferences, under the auspices of 21 distinguished international boards of 491 board members from 49 different countries, held under one management and one registration.

May 09, 2020

Bevin Kelly, Akiko Hatakeyama, Lauren Hayes, Auri Hsu

*POSTPONED due to COVID-19* Don’t Call Me a Female Composer—Gender Imbalance in Electronic/Electroacoustic Music

Center for the Study of Women in Society and School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon.

May 01, 2020

Lauren Hayes, David Parisi, Mark Paterson, Jessica Rajko

*CANCELLED due to COVID-19* Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses

Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses will be taking place May 1–4 2020 at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Submissions are invited from scholars across the social sciences, humanities and arts interested in exploring the future of the senses in a changing world.

Apr 10, 2020

Lauren Hayes

*POSTPONED due to COVID-19* Creativity and Improvisation in Thought, Practice, and Mind

Many human cognitive capacities and processes may be deployed creatively, from unique choices made for oneself up through novel cultural shifts. Similarly, large swaths of our daily lives are taken up with performing spontaneous, on-the-fly, and unplanned activities that are, in a word, improvised.  Charting out the nature of both creativity and improvisation, taken individually or together, remains an open and pressing issue. In this conference, we will delve into various philosophical, theoretical, empirical, and interdisciplinary issues that are related to creativity and improvisation.

Mar 07, 2020

Lauren Hayes

Music Technology Pedagogy Summit

Paper presentation. 

This summit will focus on issues specific to teaching, program design, curriculum design, and other topics related to music technology pedagogy.  We are presenting this summit as part of a year-long artistic residence with Red Desert Ensemble, a group founded by Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell that focuses on experimental and electronic chamber music, commissioning new works, and music entrepreneurship.

Attendees will explore, examine, and discuss challenges and opportunities in music technology pedagogy in all levels of education: primary, secondary, undergraduate, and post-graduate. The day-long summit will feature participant presentations, invited presenters, a panel, and a keynote address by Dr. Linda Antas, associate professor at Montana State University, where her leadership has helped shape a flagship music technology program.

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