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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)
We explore the role that metaphor plays in developing expressive devices by examining the MetaMuse system. MetaMuse is a prop-based system that uses the metaphor of rainfall to make the process of granular synthesis understandable. We discuss MetaMuse within a two-axis transparency framework that can be used as a predictor of the expressivity of musical(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)
The impact of electrode corrosion behaviour, reactor geometry and current density on electrocoagulation efficiency were investigated for the treatment of molasses process wastewater. Two laboratory-scale vertical plate electrocoagulation reactors were used for this investigation: the first being a low aspect ratio bath reactor with a low specific electrode(More)
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 Ocean using the swimming(More)