Human-Computer Interaction in the Arts
The Human-Computer Interaction Lab housed in Music Technology is a learning and exploration ground in how electronics can interact with the arts. Students who take the MuMET 440 Special Topics course in HCI can use the lab to develop projects in augmented musical instruments, electronic installation art, analog audio processors, synthesizers, robotics, wireless sensor systems, and other electronic mayhem. The course teaches equal parts basic electronics like power regulators, op amps, etc. and programming techniques for microcontrollers – the TI MSP430 and the Arduino. Most of all, the lab serves as a proving ground for ideas and a space for exploration.