The concept of a trans–phenomenal artifact arose from a project to digitally fabricate a series of bells, where each bell is shaped by the sound of the previous bell. This paper describes the recursive process developed for fabricating the bells in terms of generic stages. The first bells fabricated with this process raised the question of whether the series would converge to a static attractor, traverse a contour of infinite variation, or diverge to an untenable state. Reflection on these early results encourages further development of the recursive fabrication process, and lays groundwork for a theory of trans–phenomenal artifacts.
I will be presenting a workshop and a paper on Embedded Sonifications at the International Conference on Auditory Display in Lodz Poland in July.
The ICAD 2013 conference will be held at the Lodz University of Technology, Poland on 6-10th of July 2013. The event will be the 19th in the series of ICAD conferences, organized almost yearly since 1992. The first two days of the conference will be reserved for workshops and think-tanks, while the remaining three for oral and poster sessions.
The conference covers a wide range of topics connected to auditory displays and data sonification.
The topics include, but are not limited to:
- Auditory Display: – Aesthetics – Applications – Evaluation – Methods – Philosophy – Technologies – Theory – Usability
- 3D and Spatial Audio
- Data Sonification and Audification
- Head Related Transfer Functions
- Psychoacoustics and Perceptual Research
- Sonification as Art
- Sound Interaction
- Speech Synthesis, TTS and Spearcons
- Use of Audio in Human-Computer Interfaces
- Virtual acoustic displays and environments
Mozzi is one of the official APIs and SDKs at Barcelona Music Hack Day this year, and I shall be providing tutoring and technical support throughout the 3 day workshop :)
COME BUILD THE FUTURE OF MUSIC.
TWO DAYS OF MUSIC HACKING: SOFTWARE + HARDWARE + ART + WEB
Music Hack Day is a hacking session in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it’s music related.
The 4th Barcelona Music Hack Day will be organized as an event of the Sónar+D within the Sónar 2013 festival. Want to know more? Check the About section.
Where and When?
When: 13th and 14th of June, 2013.
Here are some pics of the event in action :)
I will be part of the Starlab team leading the EEG sonification initiative at Music Hack Day in Barcelona.
With the support of the EC funded project KiiCS (Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science) this year the Barcelona MHD will include a special neuroscience track that will aim at providing a set of useful tools and APIs to encourage hacks that bring together music, brain signals, Brain-Computer Interfaces, and other physiological sensors. Through this approach, we want to encourage the creation of new ways of music creation and interaction. In the same line, the MHD will offer a pre-event introductory workshop where the different hardware devices (BCI, Enobio, and other physiological sensors), which will be made available to participants of the MHD, and the related APIs will be presented to all participants interested on developing hacks within the neuroscience track.
This initiative is lead by the MTG in collaboration with the Science Communication Observatory at UPF through the KiiCs project, and it is supported by the research group Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS), also from UPF, and by Starlab Barcelona SL.
A 2 Day Workshop at ISEA 2013 in Sydney
Mozzi can be used to generate algorithmic music for an installation, wearable sounds for a performance, or interactive sonifications of sensors, on a small, modular and super cheap Arduino, without the hassle of additional hardware, message passing or external synths. Mozzi sounds can be quickly and easily constructed from familiar synthesis units like oscillators, delays, filters and envelopes, and as Mozzi is open source, you can contribute your own extensions to the community. Mozzi has been used for a variety of really great projects.
Through guided making, participants will learn to use Mozzi and Arduino to combine sensors with synthesis to make complex, reactive sounds. By the end of the workshop everyone will have created their own responsive sound-generating objects.
Presenters: Tim Barrass and Stephen Barrass