• Liz Dobson: Interaction, Agency and The Role of Talk in Music Technology Education (14.10.19)

    Liz Dobson: Interaction, Agency and The Role of Talk in Music Technology Education (14.10.19)

    Seminar

    Human development is mediated through a moment-by-moment relationship with our situation; shaped by cultural contexts, social interactions, and the use of physical tools, which are themselves developed out of the concepts that shape thinking and learning about music. Music Technology education however, is often viewed in terms of how technology is designed and the kinds of learning and creativity that it affords. Empirically, the emphasis is more often around human computer interaction. Drawing on Lev Vygotsky’s work on how our interface with the world shapes higher mental development, I will present a case for understanding the influence of human interaction and community on music technology education. »Read more

  • Sølvi Ystad: Perceptual Engineering as a Means to Interpret and Manipulate Human Perception (4.11.19)

    Sølvi Ystad: Perceptual Engineering as a Means to Interpret and Manipulate Human Perception (4.11.19)

    Seminar

    Our environment constantly “talks” to us, and recognizing events from sounds that surround us is generally a trivial task for most people. However, explaining how and why we are able to interpret everyday sounds or musical messages is less trivial. In this presentation, I will describe how we work on such issues and why it is useful to be able to manipulate sounds based on perceptual criteria. »Read more