Baptiste C’s Talk at MIT Media Lab

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“Musical Interaction Design – what music could bring to the design of interaction and interfaces”

Monday, 6/17/2013
Time: 4:00pm
Location: E14-525 (Nagashima Conference Room)

On Monday 17th of June 2013, I gave a talk at MIT Media Lab, presented by Hiroshi Ishii’s team Tangible Media Group, and organized by Xiao Xiao, a PhD Student in Ishii’s group.

My talk was entitled “Musical Interaction Design – what music could bring to the design of interaction and interfaces“.

The main aspect of the talk was to introduce how the music field (music performance and music perception) can relevantly drive the design of the interaction between body motion and digital sound as well as the interface used to control the sound.

The talk presented my research conducted during my PhD at Ircam Centre Pompidou where musical interaction has been driven by written music within the tradition of electroacoustic contemporary music, and introduced my work at Goldsmiths where music improvisation in performance is predominant.

Finally I presented a concrete application of this aspect through the workshops that we are organizing with Alessandro Altavilla and Atau Tanaka, and more precisely the recently organized workshop in Parsons the New School of Design: “Form Follows Sound”.

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