Of those I know in Australia (if that's important) I'd reccommend
through collaboration and or commission:
Robin Fox (fox_robin(a)hotmail.com) - gestural interface designer/composer/performer. less
programmer, skill in more MaxMSP/PD though given the project this would suffice.
Dennis McGregor (dns(a)c2o.org) - highly creative programmer (high to low level design),
strong software design especially using portable free and open tools (thus can continue
development later). great debugger. great taste in music ;)
Jeremy Yuille (contact through sial.rmit.edu.au) - interface
designer/composer/performer - big on useability.
Boo Chapple (contact through sial.rmit.edu.au) - brilliant
designer/engineer especially interoperability between real
world > digital contexts (especially using sensors).
once upon a time she made a bicycle sing.
Lorien Dunn (contact through hstuckey(a)acmi.net.au - i have no current
address) - computer science and new music composer at La Trobe. focussed
on developing a "new breed of musical instruments". he worked on a contract
project of mine. one of the most practical, useability aware and committed programmers
i've co-developed with. great debugger.
Casey Rice - if you can find he's worth the chase ;) the most experienced in this
feild of all mentioned here.. contact through Philip Samartzis p.samartzis(a)rmit.edu.au.
dmotd (inaudible(a)dart.net.au) - extensive experience with digital signal
programming from real world to digital contexts, creative programmer. again strong on the
free and open tools front. perhaps more time on his hands than the aforementioned.
hope that helps. CC'd to avoid double-ups.
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..on Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 01:57:26PM +1300, zoe drayton wrote:
From: "Amy Johnston" <AJohnston(a)questacon.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 11:51:50 +1100
Subject: [Acma-l] exhibit for Questacon-the National Science and Technology
Centre in Australia
Questacon is currently developing a music exhibition and we're currently
looking for a software programmer to help us with one of the exhibits.
The exhibit is a bit similar to the rhythm dance games that you see at
video arcades. Instead of dancing, the visitor pretends to play guitar
(like air guitar) using a broom. The visitor has to play in time with
the songs. The broom has a blue tooth sensor that picks up strumming
motion by the visitor. The twist is that the visitor actually hears what
they are "strumming" rather than just getting a score back from the
computer screen. We're using midi files for the songs. The computer
picks up the timing of the strumming and plays back the song chord that
is closest in time to the strumming. The song will only sound good if
the rhythm is correct.
There are also other instruments (keyboard and drums) which we are using
drum pads as the input to the computer.
I'd appreciate it if you could help us out, or by pointing us in the
direction of someone else who you think could help. The exhibit opens in
May and we need to lock in a software programmer in soon. The original
programmer is no longer able to work on the exhibit due to other
Amy Johnston- Concept Developer
Questacon-The National Science and Technology Centre
PO Box 5322
Kingston ACT 2604 Australia
t +61 2 6126 2208
f +61 2 6126 2266
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