Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

O. Hödl, F. Kayali, G. Fitzpatrick:
"Designing interactive audience participation using smart phones in a musical performance";
Talk: International Computer Music Conference 2012, Ljubeljana; 2012-09-09 - 2012-09-14; in: "Proceedings Of The International Computer Music Conference 2012", Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012), ISBN: 978-0-9845274-1-0; 236 - 242.

English abstract:
In this paper we describe the design and evaluation of an interactive system for audience participation in live per- formances using smart phones to control the stereo pano- rama of the lead guitar. The system was developed through feedback from both spectators and artists. The evaluation was conducted during a live concert and builds on inter- views and video analysis. Findings include that musicians seem to be cautious about giving up control and that the audience at the same time wants a reasonable amount of control and clear feedback which in turn can be obtrusive to other spectators. We outline that balancing constraints with affordances is the key to both the audience´s and mu- sicians´ acceptance of such a system and that a playful participatory design process can lead to better results in this regard. It is also shown that using smart phones opens up a large possibility space but at the same time their use has to be subtle to not distract too much from the music.

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