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Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform (2018)
Journal Article
Martinez Avila, J. P., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Benford, S., & Chamberlain, A. (in press). Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform. 00 Journal not listed, 2019,

Guitars are physical tools (for making music) that require skillful two-handed use. Their use is also supported by diverse digital and physical resources, such as videos and chord charts. To understand the challenges of interacting with supporting r... Read More

An AI-based design framework to support musicians' practices (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Martinez-Avila, J., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Greenhalgh, C., & Benford, S. (2018). An AI-based design framework to support musicians' practices. In Workshop Proceedings of AM '18doi:10.1145/3243274.3275381

The practice of working musicians extends beyond the act of performing musical works at a concert. Rather, a significant degree of individual and collaborative preparation is necessitated prior to the moment of presentation to an audience. Increasing... Read More

Designing musical soundtracks for Brain Controlled Interface (BCI) systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Ramchurn, R., Chamberlain, A., & Benford, S. (2018). Designing musical soundtracks for Brain Controlled Interface (BCI) systems. doi:10.1145/3243274.3243288

This paper presents research based on the creation and development of two Brain Controlled Interface (BCI) based film experiences. The focus of this research is primarily on the audio in the films; the way that the overall experiences were designed,... Read More

The design of future music technologies: ‘sounding out’ AI, immersive experiences & brain controlled interfaces (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Bødker, M., Kallionpää, M., Ramchurn, R., De Roure, D., Benford, S., …Gasselseder, H. (2018). The design of future music technologies: ‘sounding out’ AI, immersive experiences & brain controlled interfaces. In n/adoi:10.1145/3243274.3243314

This paper outlines some of the issues that we will be discussing in the workshop “The Design of Future Music Technologies: ‘Sounding Out’ AI, Immersive Experiences & Brain Controlled Interfaces.” Musical creation, performance and consumption is at a... Read More

Under construction – contemporary opera in the crossroads between new aesthetics, techniques, and technologies (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Kallionpää, M., Chamberlain, A., & Gasselseder, H. (in press). Under construction – contemporary opera in the crossroads between new aesthetics, techniques, and technologies. doi:10.1145/3243274.3243306

Despite of its long history, opera as an art form is constantly evolving. Composers have never lost their fascination about it and keep exploring with innovative aesthetics, techniques, and modes of expression. New technologies, such as Virtual Reali... Read More

Sounding out ethnography and design: developing metadata frameworks for designing personal heritage soundscapes (2018)
Journal Article
Chamberlain, A., Bødker, M., & Papangelis, K. (2018). Sounding out ethnography and design: developing metadata frameworks for designing personal heritage soundscapes. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 66(6), (468-477). doi:10.17743/jaes.2018.0025. ISSN 1549-4950

The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to further... Read More

Designing the audience journey through repeated experiences (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Benford, S., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Chamberlain, A., Kallionpää, M., Weigl, D. M., …Lin, M. (2018). Designing the audience journey through repeated experiences

We report on the design, premiere and public evaluation of a multifaceted audience interface for a complex non-linear musical performance called Climb! which is particularly suited to being experienced more than once. This interface is designed to en... Read More

The art and ‘science’ of opera: composing, staging & designing new forms of interactive theatrical performance (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Kallionpää, M., & Benford, S. (2017). The art and ‘science’ of opera: composing, staging & designing new forms of interactive theatrical performance

New technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are steadily having an impact upon the world of opera. The evolving use of performance-based software such as Ableton Live and Max/MSP has created new and excit... Read More

An agent on my shoulder: AI, privacy and the application of human-like computing technologies to music creation (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Malizia, A., & De Roure, D. (2017). An agent on my shoulder: AI, privacy and the application of human-like computing technologies to music creation

Human-Like Computing technologies are intelligent systems that interact with people in human-like way. By bringing together the disciplines of Artificial Intelligence, Ethnography and Interaction Design, and applying them in a real world context we... Read More

Are the robots coming? Designing with autonomy & control for musical creativity & performance (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A. (2017). Are the robots coming? Designing with autonomy & control for musical creativity & performance

This paper1 expands upon our previous work, and starts to unpack notions of autonomy and control in musical composition and performance-based systems. The term autonomous has become synonymous with technologies such as “autonomous vehicles” and “dron... Read More

Mapping media and meaning: autoethnography as an approach to designing personal heritage soundscapes (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Bødker, M., & Papangelis, K. (2017). Mapping media and meaning: autoethnography as an approach to designing personal heritage soundscapes

The paper presents reflections on understanding the issues of designing of locative sonic memory-scapes. As physical space and digital media become ever more intertwined, together forming and augmenting meaning and experience, we need methods to furt... Read More

Unfolding the interplay of self-identity and expressions of territoriality in location-based social networks (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Papangelis, K., Sheng, Y., Liang, H., Chamberlain, A., Khan, V., & Cao, T. (2017). Unfolding the interplay of self-identity and expressions of territoriality in location-based social networks

Self-identity in mobile location-based social networks (LBSN) is a relatively underexplored topic. In this paper, we present our initial understandings on the role that LBSN play in the self-identity of its users and introduce a relationship between... Read More