interaction

Towards grabbing and throwing sounds away

May 6, 2016 - MyoMapper

Over the last year, I’ve been working on the development of an interactive audio spatialiser designed to move a vocal sound during musical performance. I tried to solve this problem by empowering the user to position the sound within an acoustic space through orienting the arm in that position (read more about it). It was just a starting point towards […]

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Transforming Transformation: “conclusions and future work”

May 4, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

Our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” officially finished last week, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts about how the project went and what our future directions might be. The aim of the project was to initiate a new human-centred approach to sound transformation that departs from existing approaches by allowing musicians and […]

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esthesis: performance at MiXD

March 17, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

As part of our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” we commissioned a new artistic work to explore the concept of transforming sound through touch-free interaction within a creative context. To say we are delighted with the results would be an understatement! esthesis, the new system and work by composer and sound artist James Dooley […]

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Transforming Transformation Experiment 4

January 25, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

This is the fourth experiment in a 1-year AHRC Digital Transformations project run jointly between Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios. The project explores new ways of positioning sound in space using touch-free interaction. In this experiment we use the Microsoft Kinect as a motion capture device, enabling sounds […]

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Adding vibrotactile feedback

January 20, 2016 - Transforming Transformation

One of the findings from our first round of tests for the system we have developed for our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” is that users have difficulty precisely grabbing an object within a virtual 3D environment if they only have visual feedback to guide them. The final phase of the project will therefore […]

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Initial test results

December 3, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

We have now completed the first round of testing on the system we’ve been developing for our AHRC Digital Transformations “Transforming Transformation” project. Full results will be available in due course through peer-reviewed publication, but in summary we conducted a system usability and user experience (UX) study involving 14 participants from target user groups. The […]

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Transforming Transformation experiment 3

September 16, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

This is the third experiment in a 1-year AHRC Digital Transformations project run jointly between Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios. The project explores new ways of positioning sound in space using touch-free interaction. In this experiment we use the Microsoft Kinect as a motion capture device, enabling sounds […]

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Transforming Transformation experiment 2

September 3, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

This is the second experiment in a 1 year AHRC Digital Transformations project run jointly between Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios. The project explores the creative applications of 3D sound manipulation, specifically sound spatialisation. In this experiment we use the Microsoft Kinect as a motion capture device, enabling […]

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Transforming Transformation experiment 1

June 23, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

This is the initial experiment in a 1 year AHRC Digital Transformations project run jointly between Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studios. The project will explore the creative applications of 3D sound manipulation, specifically sound spatialisation. In this first experiment a basic UI is established where sounds can be […]

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Designing a human-centred system for sound transformation

June 8, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

At its core our AHRC Digital Transformations project “Transforming Transformation” has a simple aim: to instigate a new way of transforming sound that radically improves on existing approaches. The current state of the art If a music producer or sound designer wants to transform a sound, for example by applying a reverb or stretching the […]

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AHRC Digital Transformations project begins

May 5, 2015 - Transforming Transformation

We are delighted to announce the beginning of our AHRC-funded Digital Transformations project, titled “Transforming Transformation: 3D Models for Interactive Sound Design”. This will be a 12-month collaboration with Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design studios, world leaders in digital interaction and visualisation and commercial partners TwoBigEars, experts in developing easy-to-use systems for sound spatialisation […]

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