‘Eye Conductor’ Brings MIDI To People With Disabilities

Interaction design student Andreas Refsgaard created Eye Conductor, an application that is essentially a MIDI interface that allows people with physical disabilities to play notes and build beats, through eye movements and facial gestures. Using a $99 eye tracker and a regular webcam, Eye Conductor detects the gaze and selected facial movements of users, enabling them to play… Read More ‘Eye Conductor’ Brings MIDI To People With Disabilities

If There Was A Turing Test For Music Artificial Intelligence, ‘Kulitta’ Might Pass It

A key concept in the world of artificial intelligence is the Turing Test – the idea that a computer exhibits intelligence when a natural language text discussion with it becomes indistinguishable from a text discussion with a human. That idea, introduced by computer scientist Alan Turing, has sparked the imagination of many, been a recurring topic of… Read More If There Was A Turing Test For Music Artificial Intelligence, ‘Kulitta’ Might Pass It

Amazon Echo: Super Cool or Super Creepy? You Make The Call!

Amazon has introduced a new type of ‘smart device’ – the Echo – that’s a reimagining of the home stereo as a always-connected, voice activated speaker. It’s got some impressive features – combining Siri-style voice recognition, with search, music and news service. You can tell it to play some music by Boards of Canada, tell it to wake you… Read More Amazon Echo: Super Cool or Super Creepy? You Make The Call!