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Biotechnology & medicine

Grace Leslie

Inner Rhythms: Music Technologies Informed by Perception and Physiology

Year Honored

Asia Pacific

"Grace dreams of a music that is subtle, flexible, responsive to emotions, contemplative and compassionate, that meets the listener, plays to their ambient awareness, and brings them well-being. She believes that technology and neuroscience can be in service to this music by making expression and engagement more direct, and more immediate. In service of these creative goals, she has pursued a path of research that uses science to measure affective response to music engagement, and engineering to create generative media designed to influence affect and invite expression of emotions. In her talk, Grace will describe the engineering of human-computer interfaces that read and respond to expressive movement and physiological signals, and she will show examples of creative projects that use these interfaces to engage and promote wellness."