Artemis Moroni and Jonatas Manzolli

Artemis Moroni, Jônatas Manzolli, Mariana Shellard & Sidney Cunha

AURAL (robotic art)

Abstract:
In the AURAL environment, evolutionary music is integrated with an artificial vision system and a community of robots for the production of sound and images. The sonifying system in the AURAL environment applies Evolutionary Computation to generate sound events. The sonifying process is described through populations of clusters and chords, creating a new sonority at each step of the process. The user draws curves with the mouse in a graphical interface, associating with them trajectories that guide the sound production. Mobile robots traverse an arena which is conceptually associated with a sound space. Colored panels are applied on the robots. The behavior of the robots is observed by the artificial vision system, the OmniEye, that tracks the trajectories of the robots by the colors, sending them back to the sonifying system. The AURAL may also be experienced by people using colored hats.

Biography:
Artemis Moroni has graduated and obtained her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at the Institute of Computing of the State University of Campinas. She has concluded her Dr. degree in Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering also at the State University of Campinas. Currently, she is a researcher at the Division of Robotics and Computational Vision of the Information Technological Center Renato Archer (CTI). She has been working with Art and Technology since 1989. Jônatas Manzolli is a Composer and mathematician at the Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Sound Studies, NICS/UNICAMP. He has Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Music and Master degree in Applied Mathematics, IMEEC/UNICAMP. His Ph.D. is in Music Composition, University of Nottingham (UK). He studied Computer Music at the Sonology Institute, The Hague (Netherlands). His research is concentrated on applications of mathematical models of complex systems to music composition and interactive systems. Sidney Cunha has graduated and obtained his M.Sc. degree in Physics at the Institute of Physics Gleb Wataghin of the State University of Campinas. He is developing his doctorate in Computer Vision at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, also at the State University of Campinas. Currently, he is a researcher at the Division of Robotics and Computational Vision of the Information Technological Center Renato Archer (CTI). His parallel interests are in Optics and Photography. Mariana Shellard is graduated in Fine Arts at the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. She is developing her master thesis in Visual Poetics at the Art Institute of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Since 2008 Mariana Shellard works as an independent curator. Her artistic work is on digital media

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