C4DM team win an award at the Barcelona Music Hack Day

Music Hack Day & Sonar Festival, Barcelona, 17-19 June 2015

Music Hack Day is an international 24-hour event where programmers, designers and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music.

Three C4DM members (Matthieu Barthet, Gyorgy Fazekas and Alo Allik) attended the Barcelona Music Hack Day 2015 collocated with the Sonar festival (music, creativity and technology). They won one of the awards from the Rapidmix EU project for the most original hack using biosignal/multimodal wearable technology for music performance. (The award is listed in the Rapidmix section). The prize was a BITalino toolkit to prototype applications using body signals and was awarded by the company biosignalplux.

Description of the hack MoodBox:

MoodBox is a collaborative music jukebox which selects music following user emotional states as characterised by body signals measured with wireless wearable sensors. Correlates of arousal (excitation) and valence (pleasantness) are computed using electrodermal activity (EDA) and electromyography (EMG) with the Biosignalsplux Bitalino wearable sensor as well as electroencephalography (EEG) with the Neuroelectrics Enobio brain helmet. We use our mood recognition technology merging affective computing and semantic web techniques to map a collection of 10,000 tracks to the arousal/valence space. Our visualiser displays the track which is played back in the arousal/valence space according to how users feel on average!

MoodBox cited in thedrum.com article:


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Winners “Moodbox”: Alo Allik, Gyorgy Fazekas, Mathieu Barthet, Music Hack Day Barcelona 2015