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Research Project: Enactive Interfaces

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Enactive Interfaces - VI Framework European Network of Excellence

  Research Project Information
Runtime: Dec 31, 2003 until Dec 29, 2009
Project coordination: Marcelo Wanderley [McGill PI]
Technical staff: Julien Boissinot (McGill, Music Technology)
Funding: Ministère du Développement Economique, Régional et Recherche, Québec ($100,000, 2004-2007); Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada - Special Research Opportunity ($479,651, 2006-2008)

This European project was launched at the beginning of 2004 and gathers research partners from 10 countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA).

Coordinated by PERCRO (Pisa, Italy) and INPG (Grenoble, France).

The ENACTIVE Network is a four-year research project on the development of advanced interfaces for human-computer interaction (HCI), including applications to creative arts and music.  The aims are to study human behavior during the performance of music, including the perception of visual results of movement and the study of postural dynamics in musical performance, as well as the integration of audio and haptic information, focusing on the development of audio and haptic synthesis tools for the design of enactive interfaces.


The McGill Music Technology team has participated in two Network General Assembly Meetings in Bilbao and in San Sebastian, Spain and received the visits of members of ACROE/INPG to discuss joint research and of three researchers from the ENACTIVE project to the Input Devices and Music Interaction and Sound Processing and Control Laboratories: Sile O’Modhrain (MediaLab Europe), Thomas Stoffregen (University of Minnesota), and Benoit Bardy (University Paris Sud) during the last year. Québec funding of the Canadian team allows for their active participation in the European Network and is currently being further extended to a larger group of CIRMMT researchers participating in a federal funding request.

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