Inventions

Sometimes it’s nice to get something out of my head and on to a page. Whether it’s music or an idea. It’s fantastic when something works, but also rather fun when it doesn’t.

AUTO-COMPOSING MUSIC FOR ROLLER COASTERS

Using sensors on a smart phone, it’s possible to customise a soundtrack based entirely on location, speed and angular velocity.  I love the idea that we can create new experiences each time.

BBC R&D ‘HUMAN TAG CLOUD’

Here’s the plan…

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…We built it!

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BASS SUITS These are on napkins, during a lunch with a picture editor friend

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MULTI SENSORY SYMPHONY

Musical Performances could appeal to more than ears and eyes with a little bit of thought!

 

HUMMING ENGINEhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mqs0s

The Humming Engine: device that gives non-musicians a sense of how it feels to play in a quartet. Feel like a virtuoso with little-to-no training. Click image to go to BBC Website

 

DEMOCRATIC DANCE MUSIC

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Democratic Dance Music: What if the audience could help the DJ decide when the bass should drop?  Can we derive a dance anthem from data? Click to watch what happened…

 

ADHDTV 

different ways to increase content absorption when there is limited time available. This was in 2014. Five years later, the BBC have started to publicise experiments in Object-Based Programming.

 

GLITCHING

Creating a device that translates sound in real time so I can live-compose a performance based on the ambient environment.

 

SYNAESTHESIA AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

I took part in my first hackathon and won one of the prizes with my idea. It started a whole host of others !https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27067106