Ashley Gadd

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We define a two-axis transparency framework that can be used as a predictor of the expressivity of a musical device. One axis is the player's transparency scale, while the other is the audience's transparency scale. Through consideration of both traditional instrumentation and new technology-driven interfaces, we explore the role that metaphor plays in(More)
A locomotion interface for swimming and floating in a virtual ocean is part of the interactive installation of the Swimming Across the Pacific artwork. In the 'Swimming Across the Pacific' artwork, the authors create a space for collaborative artwork in an airplane by having a swimmer swim while flying across the Pacific Ocean. The swimmer's swimming(More)
Traditional musical intruments have a direct connection between the way they are played or controlled and the properties of the sound produced. This connectedness has, in general, been lacking in computer-based musical instruments. We present a prop-based synthesis controller that uses a metaphor to create a connection between the control and the sound.(More)
Figure 1: The SAP apparatus We have created a new locomotion interface for swimming and floating in a virtual ocean in a VR environment as part of our Swimming Across the Pacific (SAP) artwork [sap ]. The artwork is motivated by Alzek Mischeff's Swimming Across the Atlantic [Misheff 1982] performed in 1982. In the SAP artwork, we swim across the Pacific(More)
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