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Interaction Residency – afterthoughts

Last week we turned a bicycle into an instrument which is now not only inspiring all kinds of new compositional and performic ideas, but note too how it encourages all kinds of peculiar cycling. [...]

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Interaction Residency – day Four

Final day and we agree to complete this stage by working the still titled ‘chimpsprocket’ soft (inc. Hall sensor) to function with the sonic kayak soft and GPS locating system. ie. [...]

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Interaction Residency – day Three

Finally sunshine and we take lab bike outside for testing. Shock. Bike is silent. The infrared (IR) cadence sensor no longer works. We check. All connections still good, Pi still booted, battery [...]

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Interaction Residency – day Two

It’s windy and raining and the cadence sensor is – check above- exciting. The sound that is being play-cycled are chimps calling and the developing soft is [...]

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Interaction Residency – day One part 2

Sukander decides the first one to make will be a cadence sensor. Made from two reflective infrared(IR) sensors mounted on top of the chain ring pointing at the teeth of the sprocket, they will be [...]

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Interaction Residency – day One part1

We are delighted to welcome Sukander Kartadinata who has come to work with us on developing the sonic bike into more of an instrument.  Our first aim is to enable the rider to play the sound from [...]

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A reflection on music making on water. The sonic kayak as instrument. Did we have expectations?

A reflection on music making on water. The sonic kayak as instrument. Did we have expectations? Had we spent time on water?  Yes to both. Our first public experiment at FoAM this week was simple [...]

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Sonic kayak map could make spaces 4 listening on water 2 water. Hull vibrations? No good 4 water life..bah

We’re inspired from yesterday’s action and deem to get on the water with 2 kayaks including a sub woofer. Hull vibrations? Today we also have a touring kayak which gives access to the inside of [...]

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Sonic kayaks could gather turbidity data 4 marine research anywhere

So we spend the morning on or listening to the water and return to the lab for afternoon discussions, coding, sensor and sonification action. Sonic Kayaking is fun. And so different to sonic [...]

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Sonic kayaks reveal listening to water on water joy

The variety of skills and knowledge amongst the people gathered is inspiring as here we have immediate access to resources that can respond rather than internet trawled figures or opinions. Amber [...]

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