For a quick primer on what to do next, we made a tutorial!
About Alex + Eric
S. Alex Ruthmann is Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at New York University where he researches, teaches, and develops technologies for music learning, making and teaching. He and his collaborators are the recipients of two National Science Foundation grants exploring the interdisciplinary teaching of computational and musical thinking. He is @alexruthmann on Twitter and on his research blog http://experiencingaudio.org/.
Eric Rosenbaum wants to amplify your imagination. He recently completed his doctorate at MIT Media Lab, in the Lifelong Kindergarten group. He combines his love for music, improvisation, making, and learning to invent new technologies for playful creation. He is the co-inventor of the MaKey MaKey invention kit. His other projects have included Singing Fingers, an iPad app for finger painting with sound; Glowdoodle software for painting with light and sharing your creation; and MelodyMorph, an iPad app for creating your own musical instruments and playable compositions.
It’s a bit challenging for those of us on the West Coast to make these labs. They are right in the middle of the workday. I completely get it though, just wish we had some at 7:00pm PST so me and the kids could join. Thank you and enjoy!
Watch the video this week to hear how Eric Rosenbaum + Alex Ruthmann:
take objects around them (like cups or aluminum) and make them more musical
ask questions (what if it was big? made of water? made of cheese) to change your point-of-view and iterate on their creative projects
make their projects more popular by getting feedback from other people
finding your creative crew and hanging out with them to make epic things
After the interview, @alexruthmann + Eric popped into our critique rooms the engage our crew around their creative projects. @TeamBond’s 3rd-grade class joined us with their project ideas for making the world more musical: