Digital Creativity (Journal)

  • Damián Keller (Editor)
  • Victor Lazzarini (Editor)
  • Luca Turchet (Editor)
  • Brooks, A. L. (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch


Digital Creativity special issue: Ubimus contributions to digital creative practicesGuest editors: Damián Keller, Victor Lazzarini, Luca Turchet, Tony BrooksFirst call for works: 30 April 2021Expected publication date: last 2023 Digital Creativity issueSubmit to: music (ubimus) research encompasses sonic creative endeavors that deal with the emerging convergence of technologies with artistic, educational and community-oriented practices. At a transition phase from a first wave to a second wave of proposals, we are discussing the impact of the pandemic and how post-pandemic ubimus will be approached. Some initiatives have targeted creativity beyond its technical aspects (also important and necessary) while exploring the links between ubimus and human well-being and health. These issues may be related to an emergent notion of domestic ubimus. Hence, artistic practices based on ubimus frameworks may feature characteristics that are different from the acoustic-instrumental way of thinking that permeates most music done during the last century. Computational thinking and ecological thinking are two approaches that are gaining momentum within ubimus. How do these approaches impact current digital creative practices?The Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT) is an emerging field that originates from the integration of ubimus, Internet of Things, new interfaces for musical expression, networked music systems, music information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and participatory art. The IoMusT technological infrastructure enables an ecosystem of interoperable devices that connect musicians with each other, as well as with audiences. This fosters the interaction between performers, composers, conductors, studio producers, sound engineers, and audience members, whether in co-located or remote settings. How can IoMust be employed for creative practices in ubimus? What are the limitations and advantages of this infrastructure in domestic settings? How could the IoMust help to achieve the ubimus objectives of musical deployments beyond the traditional artistic venues?Well-being and human development have been central preoccupations of the ubimus field since its first decade of existence. Music making provides a channel for socialization with an excellent potential for therapeutic purposes. New support strategies could involve both new designs of digital creative resources and the extant audio, haptic and multimodal infrastructure. Given the restrictions on physical contact imposed by the covid-19 pandemic, ubimus approaches to distant socializing and collective artistic activities may furnish innovative ways to boost social bonding. How could ubimus creative practices help to temper the impact of reduced physical contact? How could ubimus activities strengthen the force of social bonds and individual well-being?For this Digital Creativity special issue, we will be considering expanded proposals from the Ubiquitous Music Workshops. All submissions will be given the thorough treatment adopted for the workshop proposals, featuring an initial round of revisions and a second phase for adjustments based on the reviewers’ feedback. Acceptance of initial proposals does not guarantee publication. Submissions will be handled through the Easychair platform and the selected proposals will be handled through the Scholar One system.Topics of interest include:Computational thinking in ubimusEcological thinking in ubimusUbimus and everyday musical creativityUbimus and lay-musician interactionDomestic ubimusUbimus, digital creativity and the Internet of Musical ThingsUbimus and gastrosonicsSmart Musical Instruments and their creative applications in ubimusUbimus, human development and well-beingReferencesBrooks, A. L. (2020). Shifting Boundaries: Practices and Theories, Arts and Technologies. Digital Creativity 31(3), 143-146.Brown, A., Keller, D. & Lima, M. H. (2018). How ubiquitous technologies support ubiquitous music, in B. L. Bartleet & L. Higgins, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Community Music, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 131-152.Keller, D. (2018). Challenges for a second decade of ubimus research: Knowledge transfer in ubimus activities. Música Hodie 18(1), 148-165.Keller, D., Capasso, A. & Tinajero, P. (2019). Knowledge transfer in ecologically grounded approaches to ubimus: InMesh 1.0. Journal of New Music Research 48(4), 397-411.Keller, D., Flores, L. V., Pimenta, M. S., Capasso, A. & Tinajero, P. (2011). Convergent trends toward ubiquitous music. Journal of New Music Research 40(3), 265-276.Keller, D., Lazzarini, V. & Pimenta, M. S. (2014). Ubiquitous Music, Vol. XXVIII, Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.Keller, D., Messina, M. & Oliveira, F. Z. N. (2020). Second-wave ubiquitous music: Collaboration, automation and knowledge transfer for creativity (editorial). Journal of Digital Media & Interaction 3(5).Keller, D., Simurra, I. & Messina, M. (2020). Toward anticipatory ubimus. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies: Online First.Turchet, L., Fischione, C., Essl, G., Keller, D. & Barthet, M. (2018). Internet of Musical Things: Vision and Challenges. IEEE Access 6, 61994-62017.
Period1 Sept 202031 Dec 2023
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Degree of RecognitionInternational