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Musical haptics workshop @ Eurohaptics 2016

[apologies for cross-posting]

Dear all,

I wish to invite you to a forthcoming workshop entitled 'Musical haptics: use and relevance of haptic feedback in musical practice' that will be held on July 4, 2016 at the Eurohaptics 2016 conference in London, UK. More information is provided below.
The program can be found at the workshop webpage.

Best regards,
Stefano Papetti

Together with audition, the sense of touch is key when playing traditional musical instruments, supporting performance control (e.g., timing, intonation) and expressivity. Conversely, while current digital musical interfaces usually offer touch-mediated interaction, they currently do not provide a natural physical experience to the performer. We argue that future digital musical instruments (DMIs) providing advanced haptic feedback may offer enhanced user experience and performance. Also, haptic feedback would facilitate the access to DMIs for persons with somatosensory loss, the visually and even the hearing impaired, and it may provide an effective means for musical tuition and guidance. However, the details of how the auditory and haptic modalities are actually exploited in instrumental performance are still largely unknown, and require further research. For this reason, and due to still unanswered technological requirements, the design of haptic DMIs is not yet established. To investigate such issues, a strongly interdisciplinary scientific approach is required, bringing together fields such as haptic technology, psychophysics of audition and touch, physics of musical instruments, applied psychology and human-computer interaction.
The workshop will present the latest researches (and related open issues) on the role of the haptic modality in the musician-instrument interplay, and on the implementation of haptic feedback in digital musical instruments.

Target audience
The workshop is especially targeted to haptic engineers, interaction designers, HCI researchers, musicians and musical instrument designers who are interested in the use of haptic and auditory feedback in musical devices and human-computer interfaces in the broader sense.

Interested attendees must register through the Eurohaptics conference portal.
Additionally they are kindly requested to contact directly the workshop organizers by sending an email to stefano.papetti@xxxxxxx


Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

Zurich University of the Arts

Dr. Stefano Papetti

Research Associate Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology

Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, P.O. Box, CH-8031 Zurich

Phone +41 43 446 5516


www.zhdk.ch, www.icst.net