This is my personal blog written since October 22, 2016, with topics that range from
research, to music, to announcements, to resources, to teaching, among others. I also write and co-write for other blogs. If interested, here’s a list of more than 80 blog posts that I’ve been involved in, which are classified under the categories of AI and music, music technology/SMC, HCI, design, and research methods.
Portrait of a woman seated in a boat with a fishing rod. Author: Collins, Tudor Washington, 1898-1970, photographer. License: CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en). Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org
Traditional yin and yang with dots (adapted). Author: Klem. License: Public domain. Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org
Water droplets impact water surface. Author: Brocken Inaglory. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en). Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org
Poster on-the-fly: Live Coding Hacklab, January 28-30, 2022 at ZKM | Karlsruhe. Design by Caro Mikalef.
Coral reef ecosystem. Author: Jerry Reid. License: Public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain). Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org
Figure 1. Anna Xambó's live set is ready for the algorave concert (hybrid format) at the NIME 2021 conference in Shanghai, China, streaming from Sheffield, UK.
Writing a letter with fountain pen. Author: Petar Milošević. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en). Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org
Blue sky. Photo by Anna Xambó.
Figure 1. Anna Xambó setting up an online lab using a GoPro camera (webcam mode) connected to Blackboard Collaborate via Zoom.
Figure 1. Anna Xambó live coding at Sound Junction Satellites: Live Coding & 3D Sounds.
Poster of the workshop on web audio by Anna Xambó. 'Women Who Code' workshop series at the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department, Columbia College Chicago, IL, USA.
Streaming with liveSHOUT on iPad next to the stream in the ancient woodland of Norfolk Heritage Park. Photo by Anna Xambó.
Screenshot of the online poster presentation of our paper Performing Audiences during NIME 2020.
Diagram that represents the vision of an open publication ecosystem for NIME. Image source: nime2020.bcu.ac.uk
Setup for the live coding session by Anna Xambó at the Network Music Festival 2020.
Anna Xambó during the 'making off' of the video-recorded SMC 2020 keynote.
Networks of stars: Northern sky with constellations. Illustration by Vecteezy.
Figure 1. Anna Xambó presenting her work at the Erasmus and COST cooperation day at NTNU. Photo by Robin Støckert.
Figure 1. Our panel
Future Of The Music Industries. From left to right: Anna Xambó, Joe Lyske, Jesper Skibsby and Nick Breen. Photo by Jonathan Tait.
Figure 1. Lightning talk by Anna Xambó at The RAW, Café 1001, London. Photo by Inter/sections.
Figure 1. Our panel
Equality, Diversity, Gender ready to start at Dokkhuset during the conference Knowing Music - Musical Knowing Cross disciplinary dialogue on epistemologies.
This blog post is the web page companion of the paper
“Who Are the Women Authors in NIME? - Improving Gender Balance in NIME Research” (Xambó 2018). This paper looks at the underrepresentation of women at the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference and how we can improve the representation of women at NIME. In particular, it focuses on what has been the level of representation of women authors in NIME over the course of the years from 2001 to 2017 and whether there has been any improvement. This blog post highlights the descriptive statistics results to give some context to the directory of WiNIME. The reader is welcomed to explore the full paper to get a deeper sense of the current numbers and potential solutions. The selected bibliography used in this paper is also available online.
Figure 1. A participatory digital painting resulted from the piece Hyperconnected Action Painting (Anna Xambó & Gerard Roma) and inspired by Jackson Pollock's action painting technique.
This blog post is an ongoing research that attempts to answer the question of
how many music technology research centers do exist around the world, referring to research centers that specialize in technologies applied to music and sound. The final aim is to display the research centers in a map and summarize the main lines of research for each center.
What is the most-cited paper in music technology? A few weeks ago I informally posed this question in social media (Twitter, Facebook). A nice conversation followed up the question, which I will summarize here.
From left to right, and top to bottom: TuneTable (© Georgia Tech), SoundXY4 (© Anna Xambó), Soundscape Turntablism (© Anna Xambó and Gerard Roma), SoundXY2 (© Anna Xambó), TouchTR4CK (© Anna Xambó), SoundscapeDJ (© Anna Xambó and Gerard Roma), The Reactable (© Reactable Systems).
I have a new website! I am trying Jekyll for the first time. The content from my previous website has been migrated and updated. Now it should read better on mobile devices. Here is a useful explanation on the benefits of
using Jekyll and GitHub to create and host a personal website.