New directions

Ben Pimlott building, our new home at Goldsmiths, London.

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Here we are. Last post is dated September 2012.
A lot has happened since then, and here is a brief update.

I’ve just moved to London and started working with a newly-formed research team headed by Prof. Atau Tanaka (US/UK), including as of now, Baptiste Caramiaux, Alessandro Altavilla, and myself. We are investigating a broad notion of gesture (musical, physical, and biological gesture) and music performance. The outcome is the creation of new musical instruments that bring together biosensing technologies, spatial sensors, and custom machine learning methods for a corporeal performance of sounds and music. The instruments should be for musicians and non-musicians alike, wearable, and redistributable.

The project is called Meta-Gesture Music (MGM) and it is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Our team is based at the Computing department, Goldsmiths, University of London, and is part of EAVI, a larger team of investigators, musicians, artists, and coders dedicated to Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction.

The Xth Sense project continues and I will keep posting about new developments. Meanwhile, the MGM research is a great chance to draw from the experience of the XS, and evolve the theoretical and technical framework developed so far.

Regular updates on our work will follow regularly, so feel free to come back and see what we are up to.