EuroABM models competition for land at a European scale, based on agents ability to leverage a range of capitals to provide services to the general population. (Part of VOLANTE)
Thawing colours is a collaborative piece with Rocio Jungenfeld, involving ice, pigment, wool, contact microphones and concatenative synthesis.
I love using piezo contact mics - they're small and cheap, and can do a whole bunch of different things.
Unfortunately, they can sound pretty rubbish. In particular, they don't like long cables - all of the bass disappears, and they get quite "muddy".
Aporia is an Agent Based Modelling framework for simulating rural land use change. It models the impacts of human behaviour and socio-economic scenarios on ecosystem services, and has been applied to several case studies around Europe, and connected to an Individual Based model of skylark populations. (Part of EcoChange) Aporia is an Agent Based Modelling framework for simulating rural land use change.
This page is a record of some of the field recordings I've created. So far they are all created with a Zoom H4 and homemade contact mics and hydrophones. The sounds are only processed to remove noise introduced by the recording equipment, and occasionally EQ'd to bring out certain noises.
This is a quick mashup, to create an augmented reality layer of molecular models for the PMR2011 Hackfest in Cambridge. The idea is to locate molecules based on an important event in their history - their place of discovery or refinement, for example.
These are some recordings from the experiments carried out on the musical agent system. Human participants were asked to play excerpts from Canto Ostinato (Simeon ten Holt) with an unseen partner. This partner was either
The TruthTable is a large multitouch surface, used for accesssing and aggregating of web searches in an exploratory way. It uses social knowledge from the web to create links and associations between different ideas, and then display media relating to them, all in a playful and accessible manner.
A project with Artlink Edinburgh, looking at using technology to improve the quality of life for differently able people. In this case we were working with Andy, who has very limited mobility, and little vision, but a really strong sense of music and rhythm. Working with Alison Stirling and Steve Hollingsworth we created a customised music player adapted to his needs.