Cognition and Physicality in Musical Cyberinstruments

T. Ungvary, R.P.H. Vertegaal

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    In this paper, we present the SensOrg, a musical CyberInstrument designed as a modular assembly of input/output devices and musical software, mapped and arranged according to functional characteristics of the Man-Instrument system. We discuss how the cognitive ergonomics of non-verbal and symbolic task modalities influenced the design of our hardware interface for asynchronous as well as synchronous task situations. Using malleable atoms and tangible bits, we externally represented the musical functionality in a physical interface which is totally flexible yet completely freezable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrends in Gestural Control of Music
    EditorsM.M. Wanderley, M. Battier
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherIRCAM, Centre Pompidou
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9782844260390
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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    NameIRCAM Electronic Book Series


    • METIS-139149


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