Autonomous New Media Artefacts ( AutoNMA )

Berdahl, Edgar and Chafe, Chris

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The purpose of this brief paper is to revisit the question oflongevity in present experimental practice and coin the termautonomous new media artefacts (AutoNMA), which arecomplete and independent of external computer systems,so they can be operable for a longer period of time andcan be demonstrated at a moment’s notice. We argue thatplatforms for prototyping should promote the creation ofAutoNMA to make extant the devices which will be a partof the future history of new media.