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Cycling ’74 Max, o platformă educațională inter-curriculară
Cycling ’74 Max, a Cross-Curricular Educational Platform

Author(s): Mihai Popean
Subject(s): Music
Published by: MediaMusica
Keywords: EEG; EEG sonification; Max/MSP; algorithmic composition; BCI; interactive music

Summary/Abstract: Max is an advanced API (Application Programming Interface) environment and object-oriented or data flow programming language which allows the creation of complex and highly creative programs (patcher) without the need of prior code-programming knowledge. Previous data and signal processing and synthesis limited creativity to a predetermined set of variables, devices, and media. Max is based on a modular structure which integrates seamlessly MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and raw data processing, with analogue and digital signal synthesis and processing, as well as real-time and post-processing capabilities in an open-ended architectural design which allows for peripheral interfacing and networking, as well as plugin, extension, and third-party software interaction. It is proposed here that aside from its significant role in computer-assisted composition, art installation, and multimedia creation, Max can be used as a multidisciplinary and cross-curriculum educational platform, an easily accessible programming language for a variety of artistic and scientific applications, as well as a highly stimulating agent for creativity – an important motivating factor for students who are inspired to approach learning with passion and curiosity.

  • Issue Year: VII/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-15
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English, Romanian