Composers and Computers Work in Harmony at Georgia Tech's Music Center

A glove that helps you learn to play piano, a robotic marimba player that can jam with your band, a program to turn your cellphone into a portable music mixer, and an aquarium that musically accompanies the fish.

You are unlikely to encounter any of those devices at a typical music school or even an elite conservatory. But they all exist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which opened the Center for Music Technology in November. There, composers, computer programmers, and engineers are collaborating on projects to change how performers and audiences use technology to make and experience music - and perhaps to give new music a greater attraction for classically oriented ears. | 0 Comments


Blackboard Bumps Learning Platform to Version 9.0

Blackboard has released an all-new version of Blackboard Learn, formerly known as the Blackboard Academic Suite. The new 9.0 release adds social learning and Web 2.0 tools, as well as capabilities for integrating the software with open source systems like Moodle and Sakai. | 0 Comments


The End of Solitude

What does the contemporary self want? The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a culture of connectivity. As the two technologies converge- broadband tipping the Web from text to image, social-networking sites spreading the mesh of interconnection ever wider - the two cultures betray a common impulse... | 0 Comments

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