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Vijay Rudraraju: A Tool for Configuring Mappings for Musical Systems with Large Distributed Sensor Networks

Vijay Rudraraju is a Master's Candidate under the advisement of Professor Marcelo Wanderley and a member of the Input Devices and Musical Interaction Lab in the Music Technology department at the Schulich School of Music. He holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of California, Berkeley (2006) and is interested in building specialized human-computer interfaces for augmenting the development of and interaction with audiovisual systems.

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  • Music Technology Student Colloquium
When Mar 22, 2011
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Room A512, New Music Building, Schulich School of Music
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The tools that are used to build, modify, and maintain musical systems delimit the systems that are built. Every musical system may be understood as a spatially distributed collection of sensors and actuators mediated by a computer. Theoretically, it is possible to build a musical system involving as many sensors, devices, instruments, actuators, speakers, computers, etc. with as arbitrarily complex of a communication topology as one desires. However, practically a robust system can only ever be as complex as it is possible to develop, modify and maintain that system with the available tools and people. Furthermore, because any interesting musical project inevitably involves a team of people who are willing and able to play nice with others, the tools must be designed such to minimize the amount of virtuosic expertise required to operate them. This project is an attempt to apply understanding from human-computer interaction/data visualization research to attack this unsolved problem.

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