Stage 9
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English
Talk
Everyone
Towards the Internet of Musical Things

Short thesis

This talk will present the Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT), which refers to the network of computing devices embedded in physical objects dedicated to the production and/or reception of musical content. The IoMusT ecosystem gathers interoperable devices and services that connect performers and audiences to support performer-performer and audience-performers interactions. Two novel classes of IoMusT devices, Smart Instruments and Musical Haptic Wearables, will be presented along with examples of their applications.

Description

This talk will focus on Smart Instruments, Musical Haptic Wearables, and the Internet of Musical Things. Smart Instruments is a novel family of musical instruments characterized by embedded computational intelligence and wireless connectivity. Musical Haptic Wearables are a novel class of wearable devices encompassing haptic stimulation, gesture tracking, and wireless connectivity features. They were conceived to enhance communication between performers as well as between performers and audience members by leveraging the sense of touch.

Smart Instruments and Musical Haptic Wearables offer direct point-to-point communication between each other and other portable sensor-enabled devices. Such technological infrastructure enables an ecosystem of interoperable devices connecting performers as well as performers and audiences, which can support new performer-performer and audience-performer interactions in co-located and remote settings. This has paved the way for the definition of the Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT), where the concept of the Internet of Things is extended to the musical domain. IoMusT refers to the network of computing devices embedded in physical objects (Musical Things) dedicated to the production and/or reception of musical content. Musical Things are connected by an infrastructure that enables multidirectional communication, both locally and remotely. The IoMusT digital ecosystem gathers interoperable devices and services that connect performers and audiences to support performer-performer and audience-performers interactions, not possible beforehand. 

The talk will present some cutting edge IoMusT technologies produced in both academia and industry as well as their applications.

This talk is hosted by the Berlin Music Commission

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