Lectures, workshops and presentations by Bert Bongers


Conference Presentations

Let's Get Physical workshop on Tangible Interaction, paper presentation "Electronic Musical Instrument Design". part of the Design Computing and Cognition conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 2006.
Gesture Workshop, Vannes France. Presented paper "Towards a Multimodal Interaction Space - Categorisation and Applications" May 2005
AISB Convention, COST287-ConGAS Symposium on Gesture Interfaces for Multimedia Systems, University of Leeds, presented papers "Sensing Systems for Interactive Architecture" and "Improving Gestural Articulation", March 2004
Physical Interaction, Workshop on Real World Interfaces at the Mobile HCI conference, Udine Italy. Discussion session based on paper "Interacting with the Disappeared Computer". September 2003,
Touch, Blindness and Neuroscience Conference, Madrid, poster presentation and hands-on demonstration "Palbable Pixels: A Method for the Development of Virtual Textures". October 2002
Measuring Behavior Conference, Amsterdam: presentation "Using Electronic Musical Instrument Design Techniques for Measuring Behaviour" . August 2002
Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts: Music, Environmental Design and The Choreography of Space , in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany. Paper presentation "Interactivating Spaces", August 2002 [a review of the presentation can be found here.]
Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Dublin Ireland, paper presentation "The Video-Organ", May 2002
Creativity & Cognition, ACM conference, Loughborough, UK. Presented paper "Exploring Novel Ways of Interaction in Musical Performance". October 1999
HCI'97. Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Bristol (UK) Presented paper: "Multimodal Interaction Styles". August 1997
IEE, Institute of Electrical Engineers, London, Colloquium "Developments in Tactile Displays". Presented paper "Touch in User Interface Navigation" (for D. V. Keyson) and "Tactile Display in Electronic Musical Instruments" January 1997
The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Århus, Denmark. Presented papers "A Meta-Trumpet(er)", for Jonathan Impett, and "The Use of Active Tactile and Force Feedback in Timbre Controlling Musical Instruments". September 1994


Lectures and Seminars

Lecture on Entertainment & Art, in the roadmap workshop of the Dutch Entertainment Computing Consortium, Leiden, April 2005
Invited lecture at the Designed Intelligence group at the Faculty of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, June 2005
The Aesthetics of the Interface Conference, University of Århus, Denmark. Keynote Speech "e-cology: The Electronic Ecology" and workshop leader "Interfaces: from the Intimate to the Interspace", November 2003
Medialogy department of the Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark. Lecture with Yolande Harris, November 2003.
Elisava Design School, Master in Interface Design for Multimedia, Barcelona, Lecture with Yolande Harris on Instruments & Scores, November 2002.
Vrije Universiteit, Master in HCI, Multimedia & Culture, Amsterdam. Lecture on interfaces, November 2002.
Audio-Visual Institute, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Master in Digital Arts program. Lecture Physical Interfaces in the Electronic Arts, 27 April 2001.
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, England. PhD and staff, Lecture Feeling Sound and Textures in Electronic Instruments, and demonstration, 19 May 2001.
Seminar Interactivating Spaces for the postgraduate course Advanced Architecture for Digital Cities, Metapolis / Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, one week, March 2001
Dartington College of Arts, Devon, UK. Lecture "Building Interactive Interfaces (DIY)", as part of the Staff Digital Seminar Series, invited by Scot Delahunta and Jo Hyde. March 2000
Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, lecture "Physical HCI - for Motion-Impaired Users ?!" March 2000
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. Lecture "The Role of the Sense of Touch in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction", seminar for the Rainbow Group. November 1999
Royal College of Art (RCA), Master in Computer Related Design, London. Lecture on Electronic Musical Instruments and special guest in students crit. December 1997
Helmholtz Institute, Physics of Man department, University of Utrecht. "Electronic Musical Instruments and Haptic feedback". 1997
Royal College of Art (RCA), Master in Computer Releated Design, London. Lecture on Electronic Musical Instruments and individual talks with students. January 1997



Hangar Centre for Production of Art and Multimedia, Barcelona. Collaboration with Konic Thtr (Rosa Sanchez and Alain Bauman), Workshop "Laboratori per generar dispositius interactius de creació", July 2001
Workshop "Hardware Development for Physical Interaction" for the postgraduate course Advanced Architecture for Digital Cities, Metapolis / Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona 28 - 31 May 2001
Workshop Electronic Instrument Building for a group of twelve artists, commissioned by DA2 (Bristol) at the Dartington College of Arts, July 2000


Performances of audiovisualspatial compositions with the Video-Organ with Yolande Harris

Helix / Spiral, re-make of the Dan Graham video performance, Belgium, November 2005
Between Two, Duet for two mobile video players, in Entre-Deux, the space of the disused gallery (former Bonnefanten-museum) in Maastricht, The Netherlands, December 2003.
Gaudeamus International Music Week, August 2003, 'Kraakgeluiden' concert at STEIM, VJ-ing with a group of improvising musicians, Amsterdam.
Inside Out, Nau Côclea, Camallera Spain, July 2002
Paradise, NIME conference and festival, Dublin Ireland, May 2002
STEIM, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, presentation, Amsterdam, March 2002
MediaEval, Alicante Casino, Alicante Spain, January 2002.
MediaEval, Musica a Metronom, Barcelona, January 2002.
Painting Music, Centre for Contemprary Culture Barcelona (CCCB), with the Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica of Christiaan de Jong, at the Festival de Cinema Independent l'Alternativa, 20 November 2001
Metapolis Digital Day @ Media House, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona. Four performances, September - October 2001.
BAT, Metronom, Barcelona, 21 June 2001.


Professional Lectures

Dutch Design Week, opening speech User Focus, what else? For the Opening of the Hocus Pocus User Focus exhibition of student projects of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, 17 October 2005
Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology: chairman and presenter at the Design & Escapism Symposium, 26 Sept. 2005
STEIM, discussion evening with Yolande Harris about our Arts Practice and Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7 January 2003
Lecture New Instruments, New Music, New Paradigms, with Yolande Harris, festival Musica a Metronom, Barcelona, 16 January 2002.
Metapolis / MIT Media Lab Think Tank, Museu de la Ciència, Barcelona. Lecture Interactive Structures, 26 September 2001.
Concordia University, Montreal. Public lecture at the Design Art department, 28 June 2001
Philips Research Labs, Redhill, UK. Delivered lectures "Electronic Musical Instruments" and "Multimodal Interaction". January 1997
IPO (Institute for Perception Research), Eindhoven, NL. Lecture: "User Interfaces for Musical Applications". October 1996
Pro-Audicom Seminar, Rotterdam, NL. Delivered lecture and demonstration of electronic instruments. September 1994.
AES (Audio Engineering Society) meeting Royal Conservatory, The Hague. Lecture on new electronic musical instruments. Dec. 1993