Tangible Interfaces and Physical Computing

5 ECTS / Semester / English, Portuguese

The use of control interfaces, digital musical instruments and augmented musical instruments (acoustic instruments equipped with sensors and devices that extrapolate their usual and traditional possibilities) plays a key role in sound production both in artistic and professional contexts. This course aims to introduce students to the development of tangible (physical/real) interfaces that control digital audio processing.

To this end, the main objective of this course will be:

a) to know, conceptualize and implement a tangible (physical/real) interface
b) It will be necessary to develop by learning the software required to use the interface
c) Students will be able to opt for a development where the interface developed serves to control a specific tool or functionality, or for the development focused on the artistic and musical process.