Our project centers around exploring Scratch as a platform for composing and computing music. We're currently exploring this work with high school students and undergraduate students in a general education course. We are also exploring physical computing through student-created musical instruments using IchiBoard sensor interfaces.
The attached paper has been accepted for presentation at SIGSCE 2010, March 10-13, 2010 in Milwaukee, WI.
The work described in this paper is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0722161, "CPATH CB: Performamatics: Connecting Computer Science to the Performing, Fine, and Design Arts" and a complementary Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) supplement. Principal Investigator: Jesse M. Heines. Co-Principal Investigators: Fred G. Martin, Gena Greher, Jim Jeffers, and Karen Roehr. Senior Personnel: Sarah Kuhn and Nancy Selleck. Student Researchers: Paul Laidler and Charles Saulters II. Additional information on the Performamatics project can be found at www.performamatics.org.