Speaker: Vincent Puig
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Vincent Puig

Deputy Director, IRI
Centre Pompidou
4 rue Aubry Le Boucher
75004 France

Since 1993, Vincent Puig has been pioneering new technologies in the cultural domain at Centre Pompidou. He first started as Director of Industrial relations at Ircam and designed new services for music software amateurs (Forum Ircam) and online sound processing (Studio On Line). He designed several R&D projects such as Semantic HIFI, a European project for the HIFI of the future in collaboration with Sony. By this time, he was active in MPEG7 International standardization and became Vice-president Europe of the International Computer Music Association. In 2002, he launched Resonances (International Convention on Technologies for Music, 4 annual editions) and Ircam Hypermedia Studio dedicated to new forms of authoring and publication tools for "Guided listening", Web radio programs and education tools such as Musique Lab in collaboration with French Ministries of Education and Culture. In April 2006, he became Deputy Director of Centre Pompidou Cultural Development Dpt. in charge of the newly founded Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI) dedicated to cultural technologies such as annotation tools, collaborative Web and social networks and multimodal interfaces.

Vincent will present Collaborative annotation system using vocal comments recorded on mobile phones and audioguides: the Centre Pompidou exhibition. [Paper]