Any interest in an open-source toolkit for gestural musical interaction?

Jun 28, 2013 at 4:22am

Any interest in an open-source toolkit for gestural musical interaction?

Hi

I would like to announce Harmonic Motion, a planned open-source toolkit for musicians and artists interested in working with gestural data (from e.g. the Kinect).

At the moment we’re assessing requirements and plan to have a beta ready later this year. If you’re interested in finding out more, we’ve got an infrequent mailing list where we’ll send announcements here: http://harmonicmotion.timmb.com.

Also, if you are interested in working with gestural inputs and have a couple of minutes to fill out a quick survey on the website, that would be amazing. The clearer an idea we have of potential users, the better we can target the project to ensure it’s useful and user-friendly.

It’s being created at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London.

Cheers!

Tim Murray-Browne
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London

http://timmb.com

#254362
Jun 28, 2013 at 5:25am

Thanks; survey done.

(your publications list was invaluable, so it was the least I could do)

Brendan

http://inclusivecreativity.com/brendan

#254366
Jun 28, 2013 at 5:41am

Thanks!

#254369
Jun 29, 2013 at 1:38am

Filled it in. Hope its also for the Mac. Not lion but snow leopard :)
Thanks !

#254447
Jun 29, 2013 at 2:25am

if it plugs into max: bring it on!

#254450
Jun 29, 2013 at 3:24am

Btw, I’m also on mac, there was no questions concerning platforms in the survey, or I didn’t notice.

#254453
Jun 29, 2013 at 5:29am

+1

This would be great…

#254461
Jun 29, 2013 at 5:45am

What kind of things will be in the toolkit? Like gesture recognition? Mapping? Remapping? One-to-many/many-to-one?

Will it be based on and/or similar to things like libmapper, mnm, etc…?

+1 on interest, big time. Particularly if it’s embeddable inside max.

Once the Leap motion comes out, we’re going to be drowning in gesture patches!

#254464
Jun 29, 2013 at 6:27am

> What kind of things will be in the toolkit? Like gesture recognition? Mapping? Remapping? One-to-many/many-to-one?

all of those i hope!

#254471
Jun 29, 2013 at 9:11am

I only asked because there are multiple tools for this kind of thing already, some of which are open source (http://libmapper.github.io).

Implementation for max seems a bit weird (you have to compile your own external, etc…), but is open source and seems powerful as shit.

#254477
Jul 1, 2013 at 2:34am

Platforms – yes that would have been a sensible question to ask. The plan is for Mac + Windows.

Many of the questions I don’t have answers for at the moment. There are primary goals around the project and key to these are usability for musicians and artists without too much coding experience. However, I will be trying to make use of existing open-source software as much as possible along the way, and obviously to avoid duplicating tools that already exist!

Thanks for all the comments and responses to the questionnaire – very nice to see lots of enthusiasm from the Max community :)

#254588
Jul 1, 2013 at 12:01pm

survey answered! sounds very promising, thanks!

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