Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

Two projects featuring School of Music students were selected to take part at the Smithsonian Creativity Fest this year. The festival, a gathering of the 15 Atlantic Coast Conference institutions, celebrates creative exploration and research at the nexus of science, engineering, art, and design. The two projects featured by School of Music Students were FaceSynth and Sound Happening.

FaceSynth is an interactive audio exhibit that allows visitors to “play” an analog synthesizer with their facial expressions. FaceSynth was created by Bachelor of Music Technology students Carter Culwell and Daniel Kuntz, and was also a runner up project at the 2018 Moog Hackathon. Sound Happening is a playful music-making installation where participants interact with balls while standing underneath a webcam that tracks the motion of the balls. The installation acts as an invisible keyboard where participants trigger tones depending on where they stand and the color of the ball, creating unique soundscapes. Ph.D. in Music Technology candidate Richard Savery contributed to this project.

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Joshua Smith

The Georgia Institute of Technology heads to Washington, DC this spring for ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival. Four Georgia Tech projects will be featured in the festival held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History April 5-7, 2019.  This image is from Light Orchard - over two dozen light stations allow for both touch input and visual output. As visitors walk through the system, the stations work together to present visuals, run simulations, and play games.