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Tangible Musical Interfaces

Location: Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 20th Floor, Auditorium 1

SPEAKER: Martin Kaltenbrunner, Interface Culture Lab, University of Art and Industrial Design, Linz

ABSTRACT:
In his talk Martin Kaltenbrunner will describe the genre of Tangible Musical Interfaces in general and the Reactable in particular, including a demo of the current version of the instrument. He will also provide some technical information and future direction about the TUIO protocol and framework.

BIO:

Martin Kaltenbrunner (http://modin.yuri.at/ [1]) is Professor at the Interface Culture Lab [2], University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz. His research concentrates on tangible user interfaces and the development of novel human computer interaction concepts within open tools for creative production. Before his return to Austria he worked as researcher and lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, at the MIT Medialab Europe in Dublin, and further European universities.

As co-founder of Reactable Systems [3] he had been mainly working on the interaction design of the Reactable [4] - an electronic musical instrument with a tangible user interface. The instrument has been shown at several international media art and music festivals, and was awarded with the Golden Nica for Digital Music, two D&AD Yellow Pencils and the Prize of the City of Barcelona. He is author of the open source tangible interaction framework reacTIVision [5] and the related TUIO [6] protocol, which have been widely adopted for the realization of tangible tabletop applications.

HOST: Katrin Wolf

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