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The Manhattan project: Creativity and computing synthesised

Nash, Chris

Authors

Chris Nash Chris.Nash@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Music Tech - Software Development



Abstract

This workshop provides a demonstration of the Manhattan digital environment, a platform designed to support and motivate learning programming through musical creativity. The software combines music editing with a scalable level of coding – from simple formulas or code fragments to more advanced algorithms and generative music. Following a 20-minute introduction to the project and program, delegates will have the opportunity to interact with the software, through one of the lessons, which takes a topic in computer science (e.g. iteration, conditional statements, or variables and arrays) and explores it in a musical context. The session will show how the environment enables a wide range of complex computing concepts to be taught visually and musically – supporting intrinsic motivation, scalable challenge, and personal creativity, to foster deeper engagement with the subject. The session is ideal for educators in computing and non-computing disciplines looking to develop students’ computational thinking styles and aesthetics.

Presentation Conference Type Other
Start Date Jan 31, 2018
Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Nash, C. (2018, January). The Manhattan project: Creativity and computing synthesised. Presented at HEA STEM Conference 2018
Keywords Manhattan project, creativity, computing
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : HEA STEM Conference 2018
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