Author Archives: Adrian Hazzard

D-Box at ACM DIS Conference

I went to the ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference in Brisbane this June to talk about our paper Designing for exploratory play with a hackable digital musical instruments and to demo the D-Box. Reference: McPherson, Andrew P. and Chamberlain, Alan and Hazzard, Adrian and McGrath, … Continue reading

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FAST at CHI 2016

Read the report from FAST project partners contribution to the CHI 2016 conference at San Jose, California, USA.  

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FAST in Paris!

The FAST project had its second all hands meeting in the perfect surroundings of Paris this February. Find out more about it here.

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51. Play Along Polkas

Originally posted on Carolan Guitar:
Inspired by Mark’s thoughts on embodied learning from our last post, we’ve been exploring how Carolan might support players learning new music. As a first step – and drawing on Carolan’s Celtic heritage – we set out to create…

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48. An Educated Thumb

48. An Educated Thumb.

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47. The Pipes are Calling

Originally posted on Carolan Guitar:
A second installment from the New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME) conference in Baton Rouge … Compared to a traditional acoustic guitar such as Carolan, NIMEs are an unusual bunch, mixing physical controllers, with sensors, actuators and software…

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46. Lousiana

Originally posted on Carolan Guitar:
Louisiana! Swamps and ‘gators. Crawfish and po-boys. Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans, the First City of Jazz. Carolan has seen them all this week in its first trip abroad (unless you count Wales that is). Ostensibly,…

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45. Geert, Claire and Dylan

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Carolan has left the country of its birth, crossing the border into Wales to spend a week living, composing and recording with Geert and his collaborators Claire and Dylan. Deepest thanks to Geert for putting Carolan through…

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Innovation in Music Conference

Spent a great couple of days at the Innovation in Music Conference this week. Although the theme of the conference was looking ahead towards future developments in music production, I simultaneously stepped back in time by revisiting Anglia Ruskin University, … Continue reading

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A thing that tells its own life story…

The Carolan Guitar has appeared in the latest edition of ACM Interactions. A PDF version of the article can be found in the publications section.

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