Not sure it’s common practice to introduce ourselves but @Jean-Baptiste opened the door in another thread…
I’m an ethnomusicologist by training with a background in electronic music from the late 1980s and a strong interest in Open Innovation. My recent research has been on technological appropriation through music. I tend to explore widely by using things like Raspberry Pi boards, diverse controllers, iPad plugins, etc.
My current dayjob allows me to do action-research fieldwork for COlab, a new Living Lab which seeks to enable Open Innovation through several fields of digital transformation in a region of Quebec called Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. My specific projects revolve around music and sound, in part because those are strengths in the College with which we’re affiliated.
At this point in time, the possibilites are simply endless. We’re exploring all sorts of opportunities and approaches, which go from Acoustic Ecology to Digital Streaming and from Casual Musicking to Digital Storytelling.
I initially heard about Music Hackspace a few years ago around an event on “digital luthiers” organized at McGill University’s CIRMMT. In parallel, got impressed by JB’s role around MPE and MIDI 2.0 while at ROLI. But it’s really through the livestreams through Facebook that I gained an appreciation for what can be done here.
I’m quite curious as to what everyone is doing. During live sessions, it’s sometimes a bit difficult to gain a sense of the range in projects and approaches and interests and skills.
“Listening” forward to hear from some other people here!