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Studying how digital luthiers choose their tools (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Renney, N., Renney, H., Mitchell, T. J., & Gaster, B. R. (2022). Studying how digital luthiers choose their tools. . https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3517656

Digital lutherie is a sub-domain of digital craft focused on creating digital musical instruments: high-performance devices for musical expression. It represents a nuanced and challenging area of human-computer interaction that is well established an... Read More about Studying how digital luthiers choose their tools.

HyperModels - A framework for GPU accelerated physical modelling sound synthesis (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Renney, H., Willemsen, S., Gaster, B. R., & Mitchell, T. J. (in press). HyperModels - A framework for GPU accelerated physical modelling sound synthesis

Physical modelling sound synthesis methods generate vast and intricate sound spaces that are navigated using meaningful parameters. Numerical based physical modelling synthesis methods provide authentic representations of the physics they model. Unfo... Read More about HyperModels - A framework for GPU accelerated physical modelling sound synthesis.

Automatic for the people: Crowd-driven generative scores using Manhattan and machine vision (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Nash, C. (2021). Automatic for the people: Crowd-driven generative scores using Manhattan and machine vision

This paper details a workshop and optional public installation based on the development of situational scores that combine music notation, AI, and code to create dynamic interactive art driven by the realtime movements of objects and people in a live... Read More about Automatic for the people: Crowd-driven generative scores using Manhattan and machine vision.

Users’ experiences of enhancing underwater images: An empirical study (2021)
Journal Article
Emberton, S., & Simons, C. (2021). Users’ experiences of enhancing underwater images: An empirical study. Quality and User Experience, 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41233-021-00048-3

Within the worldwide diving community, underwater photography is becoming increasingly popular. However, the marine environment presents certain challenges for image capture, with resulting imagery often suffering from colour distortions, low contras... Read More about Users’ experiences of enhancing underwater images: An empirical study.

Automatic for the people: Two pieces of crowd-driven music (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Nash, C. Automatic for the people: Two pieces of crowd-driven music. [http://nash.audio/manhattan/tenor2020/performance.mp4]. Performed at Hamburg, Germany. 10 May 2021 - 13 May 2021. (Unpublished)

A video presenting excepts from two pieces of live generative works developed for BBC Music Day 2018, performed continuously throughout the day on the busy main platform of Bristol railway station. Both pieces are generated (and played) live using th... Read More about Automatic for the people: Two pieces of crowd-driven music.

Creativity in children's digital music composition (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Ford, C., Bryan-Kinns, N., & Nash, C. (2021). Creativity in children's digital music composition. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)https://doi.org/10.21428/92fbeb44.e83deee9

Composing is a neglected area of music education. To increase participation, many technologies provide open-ended interfaces to motivate child autodidactic use, drawing influence from Papert’s LOGO philosophy (to support children’s learning through p... Read More about Creativity in children's digital music composition.

Music and sound in virtual/augmented realities—Questions, challenges and approaches: A multidisciplinary roundtable (2021)
Journal Article
Summers, T., Cook, J., Famer, W., Raffaella Ferrè, E., Harrison, L., Hemming, R., …Whittaker, L. (2021). Music and sound in virtual/augmented realities—Questions, challenges and approaches: A multidisciplinary roundtable. Journal of Sound and Music in Games, 2(2), 63-83. https://doi.org/10.1525/jsmg.2021.2.2.63

The mid-to-late 2010s saw a renewed interest in virtual reality technologies with the release of a wide selection of consumer VR headsets and glasses, and the increased power of smartphones to provide augmented reality experiences. While research on... Read More about Music and sound in virtual/augmented realities—Questions, challenges and approaches: A multidisciplinary roundtable.

Was that me?: Exploring the effects of error in gestural digital musical instruments (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Brown, D., Nash, C., & Mitchell, T. J. (2020). Was that me?: Exploring the effects of error in gestural digital musical instruments. In AM '20: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Audio Mostly. , (168-174). https://doi.org/10.1145/3411109.3411137

Traditional Western musical instruments have evolved to be robust and predictable, responding consistently to the same player actions with the same musical response. Consequently, errors occurring in a performance scenario are typically attributed to... Read More about Was that me?: Exploring the effects of error in gestural digital musical instruments.

Crowd-driven music: Interactive and generative approaches using machine vision and Manhattan (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Nash, C. (2020). Crowd-driven music: Interactive and generative approaches using machine vision and Manhattan. In F. Schroeder, & R. Michon (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (259-264)

This paper details technologies and artistic approaches to crowd-driven music, discussed in the context of a live public installation in which activity in a public space (e.g. a busy railway platform) is used to drive the automated composition and pe... Read More about Crowd-driven music: Interactive and generative approaches using machine vision and Manhattan.

A quantum algorithm for ray casting using an orthographic camera (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Alves, C., Santos, L. P., & Bashford-Rogers, T. (2020). A quantum algorithm for ray casting using an orthographic camera. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGI47575.2019.8955061

Quantum computing has the potential to provide solutions to many problems which are challenging or out of reach of classical computers. There are several problems in rendering which are amenable to being solved in quantum computers, but these have ye... Read More about A quantum algorithm for ray casting using an orthographic camera.

Anomaly detection using pattern-of-life visual metaphors (2019)
Journal Article
Happa, J., Bashford-Rogers, T., Agrafiotis, I., Goldsmith, M., & Creese, S. (2019). Anomaly detection using pattern-of-life visual metaphors. IEEE Access, 7, 154018-154034. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2948490

Complex dependencies exist across the technology estate, users and purposes of machines. This can make it difficult to efficiently detect attacks. Visualization to date is mainly used to communicate patterns of raw logs, or to visualize the output of... Read More about Anomaly detection using pattern-of-life visual metaphors.

Influence of Big Data in managing cyber assets (2019)
Journal Article
Mitra, A., & Munir, K. (2019). Influence of Big Data in managing cyber assets. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 9(4), 503-514. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-07-2018-0098

© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Today, Big Data plays an imperative role in the creation, maintenance and loss of cyber assets of organisations. Research in connection to Big Data and cyber asset management is embryonic. Using evidence,... Read More about Influence of Big Data in managing cyber assets.

Audio reproduction in virtual reality cinemas – Position paper (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Reed, L., & Phelps, P. (2019). Audio reproduction in virtual reality cinemas – Position paper. In 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR). , (1513-1516). https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797904

Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 film have caught the attention of audiences and content creators and emerged as a new media, however, the market penetration of VR and head mounted hardware has remained slow despite the availability of more affordable mo... Read More about Audio reproduction in virtual reality cinemas – Position paper.

The alchemy of chaos: A sound art sonification of a year of Tourette’s episodes (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Mitchell, T. J., Thom, J., Pountney, M., & Hyde, J. (2019, June). The alchemy of chaos: A sound art sonification of a year of Tourette’s episodes. Paper presented at The 25th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2019)

Touretteshero is the name of a organisation that aims to raise awareness of Tourette's syndrome by sharing and celebrating the creativity and humor of the involuntary vocal and movement tics that characterise the condition. This paper documents the d... Read More about The alchemy of chaos: A sound art sonification of a year of Tourette’s episodes.

Interactive molecular dynamics in virtual reality from quantum chemistry to drug binding: An open-source multi-person framework (2019)
Journal Article
O’Connor, M. B., Bennie, S. J., Deeks, H. M., Jamieson-Binnie, A., Jones, A. J., Shannon, R. J., …Glowacki, D. R. (2019). Interactive molecular dynamics in virtual reality from quantum chemistry to drug binding: An open-source multi-person framework. Journal of Chemical Physics, 150(22), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5092590

© 2019 Author(s). As molecular scientists have made progress in their ability to engineer nanoscale molecular structure, we face new challenges in our ability to engineer molecular dynamics (MD) and flexibility. Dynamics at the molecular scale differ... Read More about Interactive molecular dynamics in virtual reality from quantum chemistry to drug binding: An open-source multi-person framework.

OpenCL vs: Accelerated finite-difference digital synthesis (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Renney, H., Gaster, B. R., & Mitchell, T. (2019). OpenCL vs: Accelerated finite-difference digital synthesis. https://doi.org/10.1145/3318170.3318172

© 2019 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM. Digital audio synthesis has become an important component of modern music production with techniques that can produce realistic simulations of real instruments. Physica... Read More about OpenCL vs: Accelerated finite-difference digital synthesis.

The aesthetics of volumetric photography for virtual reality (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Buzzo, D. (2019, May). The aesthetics of volumetric photography for virtual reality. Paper presented at EVA 2019 (Electronic Visualisation in the Arts) Florence Conference

Volumetric imaging (true 3D image capture, as opposed to left/right stereo imaging) is being recognised as a new arena for recording images of the real world. Much of the current work in this arena investigates the technical aspects of volumetric mov... Read More about The aesthetics of volumetric photography for virtual reality.

Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level (2019)
Journal Article
Dickinson, R. (2019). Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level. https://doi.org/10.33008/IJCMR.2019.07

This statement explores the digital photo artwork Fear Filter which uses the UK Terror Threat Level as a source for a set of visualisation tools. It argues that the UK Terror Threat Level should be understood as part of the expansion of a range of se... Read More about Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level.

Learning preferential perceptual exposure for HDR displays (2019)
Journal Article
Bashford-Rogers, T., Melo, M., Debattista, K., Marnerides, D., Bessa, M., & Chalmers, A. (2019). Learning preferential perceptual exposure for HDR displays. IEEE Access, 7, 36800-36809. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2898910

High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays are capable of displaying a wider dynamic range of values than conventional displays. As HDR content becomes more ubiquitous, the use of these displays is likely to accelerate. As HDR displays can present a wider ran... Read More about Learning preferential perceptual exposure for HDR displays.