User Centric Media. First International Conference, UCMedia 2009, Venice, Italy, December 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Sync’n’Move: Social Interaction Based on Music and Gesture

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_4,
        author={Giovanna Varni and Maurizio Mancini and Gualtiero Volpe and Antonio Camurri},
        title={Sync’n’Move: Social Interaction Based on Music and Gesture},
        proceedings={User Centric Media. First International Conference, UCMedia 2009, Venice, Italy, December 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={UCMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={active music listening social interaction synchronization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_4}
    }
    
  • Giovanna Varni
    Maurizio Mancini
    Gualtiero Volpe
    Antonio Camurri
    Year: 2012
    Sync’n’Move: Social Interaction Based on Music and Gesture
    UCMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_4
Giovanna Varni1,*, Maurizio Mancini1,*, Gualtiero Volpe1,*, Antonio Camurri1,*
  • 1: DIST - Università degli Studi di Genova
*Contact email: giovanna.varni@infomus.dist.unige.it, maurizio.mancini@dist.unige.it, gualtiero.volpe@unige.it, antonio.camurri@unige.it

Abstract

In future User Centric Media the importance of the social dimension will likely increase. As social networks and Internet games show, the social dimension has a key role for active participation of the users in the overall media chain. In this paper, a first sample application for social active listening to music is presented. Sync’n’Move enables two users to explore a multi-channel pre-recorded music piece as the result of their social interaction. The application has been developed in the framework of the EU-ICT Project SAME (www.sameproject.eu) and has been presented for the first time at the Agora Festival (IRCAM, Paris, June 2009). In that occasion, Sync’n’Move has also been evaluated by both expert and non expert users.