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Printing the Muses: Reimaging digital musical instruments through 2.5D printing

Parraman, Carinna; Gaster, Benedict

Authors

Benedict Gaster Benedict.Gaster@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Physical Computing



Abstract

The objective is to explore cross-disciplinary methods of converting musical terms for tactile interfaces, thus enabling people unfamiliar in creating music to be explorative through the development of novel musical interfaces. The project involves working with designers, coders, engineers and musicians to translate musical terms for musical composition into a taxonomy that can be then converted into a physical interface or new musical instrument, e.g. zones of patterns, textured slider bars, different heights that contain different resistance. The approach tests different print technologies incorporating 3D and 2.5D printing, and a range of materials, smells and textures. Surfaces need to quickly recognised in different conditions (eg. humidity, darkness), and tests a range of materials for haptic and sensory comfort.

Start Date Sep 25, 2019
Publication Date Sep 29, 2019
ISBN 978-0-89208-332-8
APA6 Citation Parraman, C., & Gaster, B. (2019). Printing the Muses: Reimaging digital musical instruments through 2.5D printing
Additional Information Authors:
Carinna Parraman and Benedict R. Gaster