The Art of Computing and Music
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Ge Wang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Co-founder, Smule
The computer, in its many shapes and sizes (from laptops to mobile phones), is evolving rapidly and pervading our everyday lives like never before. Therein lies immense potential to reshape the way we think and interact: creatively, expressively, and socially. This presentation explores the transformative possibilities of combining music and computing, art and technology for new musical instruments and to connect people around the world, told through the eyes (and ears) of Stanford professor and Smule co-founder Ge Wang. This is a story -- filled with demos -- of software design for music, laptop and mobile phone orchestra, mobile music apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, and an emerging dimension where the computer, music, and people interact.