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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 24 May 2019 14:00


Designing an Immersive Interactive Music Experience in VR

Dom Brown, South West for Creative Technology network Fellow joins us for Friday's talk to discuss his research & the questions he has been exploring around AR/VR in the design of mid-air musical instrument.

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Dom Brown

Dom Brown is a creative technologist focused on music interaction design and research. During the fellowship, he will be exploring questions around using AR/VR in the design of mid-air musical instruments, investigating how AR/VR can be used as a visual feedback modality for mid-air musical instruments.

Dom Brown is a creative technologist focused on music interaction design and research. During his South West for Creative Technology fellowship, he has been exploring questions around using AR/VR in the design of mid-air musical instruments and investigating how AR/VR can be used as a visual feedback modality for mid-air musical instruments.

In a digital musical interaction, the sound response to a performer’s actions is not mediated through plucking strings or blowing through tubes, but through digital interfaces and computer code. This allows relationships between actions and sounds to be changed easily and rapidly, even during live performance. This process of action-sound relationship design opens up a new space of creativity in music-making by allowing end-users to participate in the design of musical interactions, blurring distinctions between instrument designers and performers.

Dom will discuss, how can an end-user music interaction design space provide engaging, immersive experiences in VR?

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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