At the heart of all creative interactions is a sense of creative agency—the opportunities and responsibilities for decisions and actions during creative activities. Cybernetic co-creation, where creative control is shared with technologies, challenges our understanding of agency—both human and non-human.
Creative Arts (Artistic) research often involves public outcomes in the form of concerts, exhibitions and online documentation of these. The role of these creative works in the research process is multifaceted—they act as both inputs into the research process and
In early 2015 my book Music Technology and Education: Amplifying Musicality was published. In it there was a summary of the Meaningful Engagement framework developed in collaboration with Steve Dillon. Below is that extract from the book: Brown, A. R.
In 2014 we find ourselves on the verge of a revolution in the use of computing technology in education thanks to the tablet computer. This is the result of a wave of tactile mobile devices that began as a ripple
Digital arts practices have implications for education effecting the form and modality of work by staff and students and posing challenges for contemporary curriculum in the creative arts. This post will introduce three issues that are of particular importance to
by Andrew R. Brown One of the great things about music is that it is multifaceted. It can be many things to many people and you can spend a lifetime studying it but still not be close to a complete
In his book Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie (2012) outlines a narrative that intertwines J. S. Bach and music technology. He explains how technological innovation was at the heart of Bach’s music making and is also central to the continual renewal
This blog entry will focus on three emerging issues in the world of digital music learning: Increased resolution in communications technologies (e.g. broadband) continues to shift the balance of value between in-person teaching and distance learning. The ubiquity of mobile
The term ‘research’ is used in many ways, for example “I’m doing research about which car to purchase.” Such research is very helpful. The information found is likely new to you, but not to the auto industry. In academic circles
There seems to be three distinct roles for artistic practice in academic research; practice as exploration demonstration artistic expression It has always been true that artists and craft workers have experimented and pushed forward their own practices and, for the
Considerations for engaging with other disciplines for your research: Necessity or nicety. Collaborative or trans-disciplinary. Strategies for knowledge acquisition. Judging the amount of insight required. Using relevant research methods. Appropriate communication and reporting. Being ready for and open to interdisciplinary