The AUMI book has landed!

Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument

I returned from my residency in Bucharest to find a package containing my copy of our new book hot off the presses.

AUMI, the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, is a long-running project started by the wonderful Pauline Oliveros and her close friend and occupational therapist Leaf Miller, who envisioned the use of new technologies to enable people of all abilities to participate in making music together. During my Ph.D. I worked on the development of the AUMI desktop application, a digital musical instrument that uses computer vision to map movement to music creation.

The book is now published by the University of Michigan press, and freely available in Open Access.

I co-authored a chapter chronicling the development of the technology and research at McGill University. The story is based on interviews I conducted with the development team - Ivan Franco, Ian Hattwick, Thomas Ciufo, and Eric Lewis. I also was a member of the AUMI Editorial Collective, who collaboratively edited the book.

👉 👉 👉 READ IT NOW! 👈 👈 👈


John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral researcher exploring research through design in the areas of music, movement, dance, and human-computer interaction.

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