This interactive session explores an elementary nexus between music creation, sound design, and computer programming. The session begins with a brief presentation on some of the ways the kids I work with explore music creation, sound design, and computer programming, all within K-8 computer programming classes. Following this brief presentation, we will work together or independently to modify the music, sound, or code from a variety of example projects. The session will end with a discussion on what could be learned in a project like this and how we might implement similar projects in the settings we facilitate. A laptop is recommended for this session.
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There was an eerie hum emanating from a dimly lit room above a bakery on a side street in Durham. In the corner of the room, Lori Napoleon sat next to a series of old switchboards, draped in wires and covered in blinking red lights. She’s controlling the switchboards, which are creating the dronin
The world is full of wonderful things, like sunflowers (Machanguito, my islander friend) Sunflower seeds are arranged following a mathematical pattern where golden ratio plays a starring role. There are tons of web sites explaining this amazing fact. In general, the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem are ruled by spirals. This fact is…
I'm a PhD student at [Queensland University of Technology](https://www.qut.edu.au/). I'm approaching the end of my degree. My final seminar was in late July, and I'm revising my thesis before I submit it for external examination. My work was in the discipline of [Human-Computer Interaction](http://www.sigchi.org/). My research looked into computer interface...
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