[CM] Physical Interaction Design Workshop 2009

Edgar Berdahl eberdahl at stanford.edu
Wed Feb 4 09:40:55 PST 2009

Hello all,

Here is the information on the Physical Interaction Design Workshop  
happening this summer at CCRMA. Come build an instrument with Arduino!

  - Ed

Physical Interaction Design for Music
CCRMA Workshop at Stanford University, CA
June 22-26, 2009
Ed Berdahl, Wendy Ju

Description: Many workshops teach the technical details involved in  
making music using the Arduino. The PID workshop goes the extra mile  
by mentoring participants in evaluating and further developing their  
own ideas with the help of the Verplankian physical interaction design  
(PID) framework. Participants learn the philosophy and utility  
underlying the eight interrelated PID perspectives: idea, metaphor,  
model, display, error, scenario, task, and control.

The workshop also teaches technical skills for designing musical  
interactions. The workshop integrates programming, electronics,  
robotics, audio, and interactive music along with PID. Hands-on  
applications using sensors and microprocessors in conjunction with  
real-time DSP will be explored for making music. Specific technologies  
will include Arduino platform, processing, open sound control, and PD  
and/or Max/MSP for music synthesis. Participants will learn how to use  
resistive, force-sensitive, capacitative, optical, ultrasound,  
magnetic, optical, and acceleration sensors. We will also teach  
students how to make their own sensors with custom geometries  
constructed out of materials such as conductive fabric, piezoresistive  
fabric, and copper tape. We will discuss popular controller components  
such as (multi-)touch screens, TacTex pads, Nintendo Wii, Novint  
Falcon, and many more. Participants will design and build working  
prototypes using a kit* that can be taken home at the end of the  
workshop. Many prototypes will be applicable for performance and  
exhibits. Further issues to be explored will include modes and  
mappings in computer music, exercises in invention, and applications  
of sensors and electronics to real-time music. The course will be  
augmented by a survey of existing controllers and pieces of  
interactive music.

This workshop is intended for: Musicians or composers interested in  
exploring new possibilities in interactive music in a hands on and  
technical way; Anyone looking to gain valuable skills in basic analog  
and digital electronics, with a focus on invention; Makers, engineers,  
computer scientists, or product designers interested in exploring  
artistic outlets for their talents and collaborating with performers  
and composers.

Worskhop structure: The workshop is an accelerated variant of the  
Music 250A course (http://ccrma.stanford.edu/courses/250a/). The  
workshop will consist of half-day supervised lab sessions, and half- 
day lectures, classroom exercises and discussions. Classroom sessions  
will feature live demos and/or concerts of interactive music and  
instruments. Participants are encouraged (but by no means required) to  
bring their own laptop computers with any music software/hardware they  
already use.

*NOTE: There is a $20 lab fee included in the cost of this workshop.  
Participants have the option of purchasing a $100 lab kit at the end  
of the workshop. The kit contains an Arduino, a prototyping board,  
power supply, data cable, and a variety of sensors.

To sign up, visit http://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops/2009/

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