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Emily Graber: Viva Contemporary! Mobile Music Lab an Interactive Artwork at ACM Multimedia

Emily Graber presents Viva Contemporary! Mobile Music Laboratory as an ACM Multimedia (MM ’22) Interactive Artwork 10-14 October, in Lisbon, Portugal. ACM Multimedia is the premier international computer science conference for multimedia research, which integrates digital modalities including images, text, music, video, and sensor data.

Graber, E., C. Picasso, E. Chew (2022). Viva Contemporary! Mobile Music Laboratory. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM ’22), pp. 7248-7249, 10-14 October 2022, Lisbon, Portugal.

The article has been selected to appear in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Showcase on Kudos.

Emily writes, “The Mobile Music Laboratory provides a way to enhance and study how people experience abstract contemporary classical music. This kind of music is often unfamiliar and alienating for listeners, so the Mobile Music Lab offers a way to experience the music in a more personalized manner. An interactive touch controller allows users to conduct the music as it is synthesized. Controlling the music tempo in real time helps establish expectations and predictions which may shape perception and appreciation. Wearable heart and brain sensors are used to pick up the physiological effects of the interaction for subsequent offline analysis to better understand the role of prediction in music appreciation.”