On Thursday December 9th at 3:30pm in room 52.321 Sergi Jordà will give a seminar on "Tangible and tabletop interaction research at the MTG".
Abstract: Sergi Jorda will present the research carried in the last years within the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in the field of tangible and tabletop interaction, in particular for the creation of new musical instruments like the Reactable. We will study and unveil the essential reasons that turn live music performance and tabletop interaction into promising and exiting fields of multidisciplinary research and experimentation. We will also present the newer, non strictly musical research lines, that the team is initiating to explore. Some of these topics include: the potential of surface computing in areas such as edutainment, children, elder people and special education; the potential of these type of interfaces in complex interactive situations and in exploratory and expressive activities; their potential for enhancing creative collaboration through effective emotional communication; and extending surface computing interaction beyond the surface.