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Tuesday, July 1 • 16:30 - 17:59
To gesture or not? An analysis of terminology in NIME proceedings 2001-2013

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To gesture or not? An analysis of terminology in NIME proceedings 2001–2013
Alexander Refsum Jensenius
University of Oslo

Short Paper

The term 'gesture' has represented a buzzword in the NIME community since the beginning of its conference series. But how often is it actually used, what is it used to describe, and how does its usage here differ from its usage in other fields of study? This paper presents a linguistic analysis of the motion-related terminology used in all of the papers published in the NIME conference proceedings to date (2001– 2013). The results show that 'gesture' is in fact used in 62 % of all NIME papers, which is a significantly higher percentage than in other music conferences (ICMC and SMC), and much more frequently than it is used in the HCI and biomechanics communities. The results from a collocation analysis support the claim that 'gesture' is used broadly in the NIME community, and indicate that it ranges from the description of concrete human motion and system control to quite metaphorical applications.

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Alexander Jensenius

Associate Professor, University of Oslo
Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician. His research focuses on why music makes us move, which he explores through empirical studies using different types of motion sensing technologies. He also uses the analytic knowledge and tools in the creation... Read More →


Tuesday July 1, 2014 16:30 - 17:59
New Academic Building: LG02

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