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  • QUB ensemble

    Went along the QUB ensemble. Managed to get away with playing drums. Will hopefully be using my homemade electronic drums at some point.

  • Reading Group

    Met for reading group. Covered sensory substitution papers. I looked in particular at a paper that compared the use of cutaneous haptic feedback to force feedback in the context of line gradients…

  • Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Watched the dublin guitar quartet perform in the sonic-lab. Included renditions of Reich and Glass.

  • Group meeting

    Met with PhD group. Main outcome of meeting is the decision to create a scrubber-like interface over the next couple of weeks as a group effort. Hopefully this will involve a fair…

  • FFT lecture #3

    Went into greater detail than last week, including aspects such as: spectral leakage, short-time-fourier tranform, windowing, ovelap-and-add, and finally using the Max PFFT object to achieve automated windowing. Assignment this week involves…

  • Pebblebox

    Have been given the pebblebox to set up and play with…

  • EE linkup

    Have been introduced to Norman Cornett (Electronics) and Jim Knox (Plastics). This will be useful in the fabrication of interfaces.

  • Embodiment papers

    Links to the embodiment papers:Andy Clark, ‘Embodiment: From Fish to Fantasy’Rodney Brooks, ‘Intelligence Without Representation’David Lee, ‘How Movement is Guided’Alva Noe, ‘The Enactive Approach to Perception: An Introduction’

  • Monday Meeting

    Things to be done this week:1) Read embodied mind material for fridays reading group.2) Set up blog for the group.3) Continue honing project description/proposal.4) Possibly develop a musical demo for Alex’s inertia…

  • Musical Applications of Fourier Theory

    Attended the second lecture on musical applications of fourier theory. Started by discussing a Christopher Penrose piece called “Fraud”. As I missed the first lecture I hadn’t heard the whole work. Need…