Presentation Language: English
Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with the basics of interactive media, but do not need any particular technical background. No background in music or computer audio is assumed.
Intended Audience: The course is intended to have a broad appeal to interaction designers, game designers, artists, and academic and industry researchers who have a general interest in interaction techniques for multi-modal sonic and live audio-visual expression.
Organizer: Dr. Michael Lyons, Professor, Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University. Ph.D. Physics, University of British Columbia. Michael has worked in computational neuroscience, pattern recognition, cognitive science, and interactive arts. He was a Research Fellow at Caltech (1992/3), and a Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (1994/96). From 1996-2007 he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Advanced Telecommunications Research International Labs in Kyoto, Japan. He joined the new College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, as Full Professor, in 2007. Michael co-founded the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference.
Michael Lyons, Ritsumeikan University
Sid Fels, University of British Columbia
Summary: This course introduces the field of musical interface design and implementation. Participants will learn key aspects of the theory and practice of designing original interactive music technology with case studies including augmented and sensor based instruments, sonographical instruments, mobile, and networked music making.