Designing Digital Musical Instruments Using Probatio

Designing Digital Musical Instruments Using Probatio

Designing Digital Musical Instruments Using Probatio

The author presents Probatio, a toolkit for building functional DMI (digital musical instruments) prototypes, artifacts in which gestural control and sound production are physically decoupled but digitally mapped. He uses the concept of instrumental inheritance, the application of gestural and/or structural components of existing instruments to generate ideas for new instruments. To support analysis and combination, he then leverages a traditional design method, the morphological chart, in which existing artifacts are split into parts, presented in a visual form and then recombined to produce new ideas. And finally he integrates the concept and the method in a concrete object, a physical prototyping toolkit for building functional DMI prototypes: Probatio. The author's evaluation of this modular system shows it reduces the time required to develop functional prototypes. The book is useful for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in the areas of musical creativity and human-computer interaction, in particular those engaged in generating, communicating, and testing ideas in complex design spaces.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Filipe Calegario
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-12-24
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : 9783030028923


Hci International 2020 Late Breaking Papers User Experience Design And Case Studies

Hci International 2020 Late Breaking Papers User Experience Design And Case Studies

This book constitutes late breaking papers from the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, which was held in July 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to change to a virtual conference mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a total of 6326 submissions, a total of 1439 papers and 238 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings before the conference took place. In addition, a total of 333 papers and 144 posters are included in the volumes of the proceedings published after the conference as “Late Breaking Work” (papers and posters). These contributions address the latest research and development efforts in the field and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The 54 late breaking papers presented in this volume were organized in two topical sections named: User Experience Design and Evaluation Methods and Tools; Design Case Studies; User Experience Case Studies.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Constantine Stephanidis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-02
Total Pages : 814 Pages
ISBN : 9783030601140


The Routledge Research Companion To Electronic Music Reaching Out With Technology

The Routledge Research Companion To Electronic Music Reaching Out With Technology

The theme of this Research Companion is 'connectivity and the global reach of electroacoustic music and sonic arts made with technology'. The possible scope of such a companion in the field of electronic music has changed radically over the last 30 years. The definitions of the field itself are now broader - there is no clear boundary between 'electronic music' and 'sound art'. Also, what was previously an apparently simple divide between 'art' and 'popular' practices is now not easy or helpful to make, and there is a rich cluster of streams of practice with many histories, including world music traditions. This leads in turn to a steady undermining of a primarily Euro-American enterprise in the second half of the twentieth century. Telecommunications technology, most importantly the development of the internet in the final years of the century, has made materials, practices and experiences ubiquitous and apparently universally available - though some contributions to this volume reassert the influence and importance of local cultural practice. Research in this field is now increasingly multi-disciplinary. Technological developments are embedded in practices which may be musical, social, individual and collective. The contributors to this companion embrace technological, scientific, aesthetic, historical and social approaches and a host of hybrids – but, most importantly, they try to show how these join up. Thus the intention has been to allow a wide variety of new practices to have voice – unified through ideas of 'reaching out' and 'connecting together' – and in effect showing that there is emerging a different kind of 'global music'.

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Genre : Music
Author : Simon Emmerson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-16
Total Pages : 358 Pages
ISBN : 9781317043607


Deep Learning Techniques For Music Generation

Deep Learning Techniques For Music Generation

This book is a survey and analysis of how deep learning can be used to generate musical content. The authors offer a comprehensive presentation of the foundations of deep learning techniques for music generation. They also develop a conceptual framework used to classify and analyze various types of architecture, encoding models, generation strategies, and ways to control the generation. The five dimensions of this framework are: objective (the kind of musical content to be generated, e.g., melody, accompaniment); representation (the musical elements to be considered and how to encode them, e.g., chord, silence, piano roll, one-hot encoding); architecture (the structure organizing neurons, their connexions, and the flow of their activations, e.g., feedforward, recurrent, variational autoencoder); challenge (the desired properties and issues, e.g., variability, incrementality, adaptability); and strategy (the way to model and control the process of generation, e.g., single-step feedforward, iterative feedforward, decoder feedforward, sampling). To illustrate the possible design decisions and to allow comparison and correlation analysis they analyze and classify more than 40 systems, and they discuss important open challenges such as interactivity, originality, and structure. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in all related research, technical, performance, and business aspects. The book is suitable for students, practitioners, and researchers in the artificial intelligence, machine learning, and music creation domains. The reader does not require any prior knowledge about artificial neural networks, deep learning, or computer music. The text is fully supported with a comprehensive table of acronyms, bibliography, glossary, and index, and supplementary material is available from the authors' website.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Jean-Pierre Briot
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-11-08
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9783319701639


Happy Moments

Happy Moments

'Meik's new book will change the way you think' Dr Rangan Chatterjee ___________________________________________________________________________ From the same author that brought us The Little Book of Hygge, this book reveals the secret to filling your life with happy moments, and how to remember them for ever. Happy memories don't have to be reserved for big life events. Drawing on global surveys, behavioural science experiments and data gathered by The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik is here to show how we can we can turn ordinary experiences into something extraordinary. Whether it's eating dinner at the table rather than in front of the TV, exploring a new part of your neighbourhood, or planning how you're going to celebrate your small wins, this book will help you find the magic in the every day, and create memories you will cherish forever. PRE-ORDER THE HYGGE HOME, THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Meik Wiking
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2021-03-25
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780241993491


The Invisible Killer

The Invisible Killer

An urgent examination of one of the biggest global crises facing us today--air pollution--looking at the drastic worsening of the problem, and what we can do about it. "Fascinating, readable, and terrifying in equal measure." —Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees The air pollution that we breathe every day is largely invisible—but it is killing us. How did it get this bad, and how can we stop it? Far from a modern-day problem, scientists were aware of the impact of air pollution as far back as the seventeenth century. Now, as more of us live in cities, we are closer than ever to pollution sources, and the detrimental impact on the environment and our health has reached crisis point. The Invisible Killer will introduce you to the incredible individuals whose groundbreaking research paved the way to today's understanding of air pollution, often at their own detriment. Gary Fuller's global story examines devastating incidents from London's Great Smog to Norway's acid rain; Los Angeles's traffic problem to wood-burning damage in New Zealand. Fuller argues that the only way to alter the future course of our planet and improve collective global health is for city and national governments to stop ignoring evidence and take action, persuading the public and making polluters bear the full cost of the harm that they do. The decisions that we make today will impact on our health for decades to come. The Invisible Killer is an essential book for our times and a cautionary tale we need to take heed of.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Gary Fuller
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2019-03-19
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781612197845


An A Z Of Pasta

An A Z Of Pasta

This is the story of pasta. Guardian columnist and award-winning food writer Rachel Roddy condenses everything she has learned about Italy's favourite food in a practical, easy-to-use and mouth-watering collection of 100 essential pasta and pasta sauce recipes. Along with the recipes are short essays that weave together the history, culture and the everyday life of pasta shapes from the tip to the toe of Italy. There is pasta made with water, and pasta with egg; shapes made by hand and those rolled a by machine; the long and the short; the rolled and the stretched; the twisted and the stuffed; the fresh and the dried. The A-Z of Pasta tells you how to match pasta shapes with sauces, and how to serve them. The recipes range from the familiar - pesto, ragù and carbonara - to the unfamiliar (but thrilling). This is the definitive guide to pasta from one of the best food writers of our time. ________________________ 'I love this book. Every story is a little gem - a beautiful hymn to each curl, twist and ribbon of pasta.' Nigel Slater 'Rachel Roddy describing how to boil potatoes would inspire me. There are very, very few who possess such a supremely uncluttered culinary voice as hers, just now' Simon Hopkinson 'Rachel Roddy's writing is as absorbing as any novel' Russell Norman, author of Polpo 'Roddy is a gifted storyteller, and a masterful hand with simple ingredients' Guardian Cook

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Rachel Roddy
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2021-07-08
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780241986646


Teaching For Realists

Teaching For Realists

Teaching for Realists is a funny and honest guide to surviving and thriving as a newly qualified teacher, despite the challenges of the education system. We all know the education system has its flaws, but they shouldn't stand in the way of providing the very best learning experiences for your pupils. This book presents a ground-up approach to help you manage the obstacles you might encounter and implement day-to-day methods to maintain your love for the profession, teach effective lessons and ensure pupil progress. Omar Akbar, author of The (Un)official Teacher's Manual, offers a wealth of hard-won practical advice for avoiding frustration and developing teaching techniques that have a real impact in the classroom. Full of hilarious anecdotes and exploring hot topics such as pupil apathy, enriching the curriculum, Ofsted, data and behaviour, this book is a refreshing and uplifting take on what NQTs can do to have a happy, healthy and successful career in education – starting now. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Why teaching is the best job in the world 3. How to make the curriculum work 4. How to overcome pupil apathy 5. How to make paper work 6. How to manage all things data 7. How to survive against the Ofsted odds 8. How to manage behaviour policies 9. How to use rewards effectively 10. How to build positive relationships with your pupils 11. How to get the support you need 12. How to be a happy teacher

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Genre : Education
Author : Omar Akbar
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-07-08
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781472985293


Usborne Book Of The Brain And How It Works

Usborne Book Of The Brain And How It Works

This visually astonishing story takes children on a journey into and through the brain. Simple but beautifully illustrated metaphors explain the different jobs that our brains do, and how they use brain cells to accomplish them. From the senses to sleep, memories to making decisions, this book brings the wonder of brains and brain science to life. Conceived, written and designed by Dr Betina Ip, a pracitising neuroscientist who is also an artist, and a parent of two young children. Combines anatomical illustrations with metaphorical representations of brain at work. An information book that has the look and feel of a picture book.

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Genre : Brain
Author : Bettina Ip
Publisher :
Release : 2021-03-04
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 1474950582


Led By Donkeys

Led By Donkeys

The official account - complete with full-colour illustrations - of how four ordinary people managed to expose the government's hypocrisies through a nationwide guerrilla advertising campaign. Seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of our politicians on Brexit four friends armed with nothing more than ladders, roller brushes and a treasure trove of damning statements from our leaders slapped up the politicians' biggest lies on billboards around the country. This guerrilla operation wasn't easy, but it wasn't long before the British public enabled them to take things into their own hands - and the rest is history. Leave the EU or remain? An apparently simple question divided the nation in historic fashion. Many of us believed the words of these politicians. By putting up their quotes as billboards, self-styled 'Led By Donkeys' had clear intentions - to compare the promises that have been made across the years with the damning reality.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : LedByDonkeys
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2019-10-31
Total Pages : 142 Pages
ISBN : 9781838950200