New Interfaces for Musical Expression
31 May — 3 June, 2023
Mexico City, Mexico

The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) gathers researchers and musicians from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design. The conference started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001. Since then, an annual series of international conferences have been held around the world, hosted by research groups dedicated to interface design, human-computer interaction, and computer music. 

In 2023, NIME will be back in North America, back in Latin America and back to its physical format in Mexico City. However, we will also provide hybrid support for those who cannot attend the conference in person. 

NIME 2023 will take place at Biblioteca Vasconcelos and Centro de Cultura Digital, two important cultural and innovative hubs in Mexico City. 

Theme: "Frugal Music Innovation"

Since the early years of the foundation of Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) around 1325, the Mexicas or Aztecs increased the amount of cultivable land by the use of Chinampas, artificial islands that were created by interweaving reeds with stakes beneath the lake's surface, creating underwater fences. This attitude of solving problems with the available resources became common among Mexico City's inhabitants after the different floods, pandemics, wars and economic crisis that have hit the city along its history. That is probably why the Hacker & Maker movements have been well-received by Mexican young generations.

Because of this, the selection of "Frugal Music Innovation" as the Theme for NIME 2023 is an invitation to all researchers, technologists, musicians, artists and people with a cross-disciplinary background worldwide to show how innovation can be possible and replicable by anybody (and ideally by everybody) with resources that can be easily affordable and available, and that this frugal innovation can also be possible in the creation of New Interfaces for Musical Expression. We encourage everyone to propose topics where there are some (ideally most) of the Core Competencies of the Frugal Innovation Hub adopted by the Frugal Innovation Latin American Network(Spanish version) & the Frugal Innovation Hub from Santa Clara University (English version).