‘News’

Biggest Human Electrical Circuit Record Attempt

September 23rd, 2010

Biggest Human Electrical Circuit at Electric Picnic 2010

The MuSE research group from SARC in collaboration with the Science Gallery created the biggest human electrical circuit at the Electric Picnic 2010. The circuit was built by creating a human chain of 262 people connected to both ends of a circuit. The changes in the chain’s conductivity were captured by an arduino which modulated samples of electricity sounds.

Chain of Emotion

September 23rd, 2010

Chain of Emotion at Electric Picnic 2010

Chain of Emotion is an interactive sound installation premièred in the Science Gallery tent at Electric Picnic 2010. The installation is based on a previous installation: Ground Me! and uses the conductivity of the human body to generate different sounds.

Visitors are invited to make one or several connections between the chains around the tent in order to produce sounds. The sounds vary depending on the quality of the connection (e.g. surface of contact, number of people in the chain, level of relaxation of the participant)

Chain of Emotion was made by Javier Jaimovich, Niall Coghlan and Ben Knapp. Special thanks to the MuSE group at SARC and the Science Gallery in Dublin.

MuSE Ignite Talk at Electric Picnic 2010

September 23rd, 2010

SMPTE MATLAB decoder

September 21st, 2010

A simple MATLAB function to decode SMPTE LTC from an audio stream based on the smpte specification

You can download the current version  in the SYNCTOOLS page

The zip file comes with the m function, an example script and a smpte wav files

Please send any comments to javier@jaimovich.cl

Emotion in Motion

July 1st, 2010

Emotion in Motion

The MuSE team have been closely involved with the current exhibition in the Science Gallery, Dublin, the theme of which is ‘Music & The Body’.

You are invited to measure your emotions as a part of an on-going experiment with music, emotion and physiology. Does your body like music you thought you hated?

Using heart-rate monitors and skin conductance, the experiment reads your physical response to a selection of music samples.

The experiment runs until the 3rd of October and should you find yourself in Dublin…please take part!