The ixi Instruments as Semiotic Machines

Magnusson, Thor (2006) The ixi Instruments as Semiotic Machines In: International Conference for New Instruments for Musical Expression, September 2006, New Orleans, USA.

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Abstract

The ixi software project started in 2000 with the intention to explore new interactive patterns and virtual interfaces in computer music software. The aim of this paper is not to describe these programs, as they have been described elsewhere [14][15], but rather explicate the theoretical background that underlies the design of these screen-based instruments. After an analysis of the similarities and differences in the design of acoustic and screen-based instruments, the paper describes how the creation of an interface is essentially the creation of a semiotic system that affects and influences the musician and the composer. Finally the terminology of this semiotics is explained as an interaction model.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Interfaces, interaction design, HCI, semiotics, actors, OSC, mapping, interaction models, creative tools.
Subjects:W000 Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
ID Code:6715
Deposited By:Dr Thor Magnusson
Deposited On:23 Nov 2009
Last Modified:01 Dec 2011 16:17

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