Computed fingertip touch for the instrumental control of musical sound with an excursion on the computed retinal afterimage

Leiden Repository

Computed fingertip touch for the instrumental control of musical sound with an excursion on the computed retinal afterimage

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Computed fingertip touch for the instrumental control of musical sound with an excursion on the computed retinal afterimage
Author: Jong, Anastasius Prosper Anselmus de
Publisher: Leiden Instiute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2015-11-04
Keywords: Computer science
Musical interfaces
Haptics
Abstract: In this thesis, we present an articulated, empirical view on what human music making is, and on how this fundamentally relates to computation. The experimental evidence which we obtained seems to indicate that this view can be used as a tool, to systematically generate models, hypotheses and new technologies that enable an ever more complete answer to the fundamental question as to what forms of instrumental control of musical sound are possible to implement. This also entails the development of two novel transducer technologies for computed fingertip touch: The cyclotactor (CT) system, which provides fingerpad-orthogonal force output while tracking surface-orthogonal fingertip movement; and the kinetic surface friction transducer (KSFT) system, which provides fingerpad-parallel force output while tracking surface-parallel fingertip movement. In addition to the main research, the thesis also contains two research excursions, which are due to the nature of the Ph.D. position. TheFirstExcursionShowsHowRepeatedAndVaryingPressingMovementsOnTheAlready held-down key of a computer keyboard can be used both to simplify existing user interactions and to implement new ones, that allow the rapid yet detailed navigation of multiple possible interaction outcomes. The second excursion shows that automated computational techniques can display shape specifically in the retinal afterimage, a well-known effect in the human visual system.
Description: Promotor: S. Haring
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Jong, A.P.A., de, 2015, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462599253
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/36343
 

Files in this item

Description Size View
application/pdf Full text 20.81Mb View/Open
application/pdf Cover 112.9Kb View/Open
application/pdf Title page_Main content 407.9Kb View/Open
application/pdf Introduction_Thesis outline and summary 920.7Kb View/Open
application/pdf Acknowledgements 2.631Mb View/Open
application/pdf Contents 176.8Kb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 1 4.201Mb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 2 4.092Mb View/Open
application/pdf chapter 3 1.020Mb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 4 1.059Mb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 5 1.250Mb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 6 1.172Mb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 7 Conclusion 2.038Mb View/Open
application/pdf Appendix A 507.3Kb View/Open
application/pdf Appendix B Summary in Dutch 928.5Kb View/Open
application/pdf Appendix C Propositions 136.1Kb View/Open
application/pdf References_Photographic credits 272.8Kb View/Open
application/pdf Photo 1.031Mb View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)