Charles Martin - The Australian National University
only university created by Government of Australia
~20,000 students (50% undergraduate, 50% graduate)
Often highly ranked in Australia and the world.
completed in 2018
contains half of the School of Computing (College of Engineering and Computer Science) and the whole of the Mathematical Sciences Institute (College of Science)
COVID-19 fallout: ~30% of my students still not attending in-person in Feb 2022
Computing at ANU:
Research in music technology, human-centred computing, and creative AI.
Advance creative computing as an alternative pathway through computing.
Make music computing at ANU famous in Australia and around the world.
PhD Researcher from Sep 2021
Creates sonic experiences for augmented reality systems
PhD Researcher from Jan 2022
Creates ML models for processing audio data
Research Assistant for Open Form Composition for Synchronised and Coordinated Action project
Create systems for (new) iPad ensemble performances (metatone.net)
$30K Defence Science and Technology Group (Government R&D)
Explore augmented reality system for sonifying real objects.
$20K CSIRO / Data 61 (Government R&D)
Performances led by Martyn Jolley (historian and artist) with Alec Hunter, Rachel Thoms, et al.
lots of musical instruments don’t use “notes”
embodied gesture generation: generate the movements a performer makes to operate a particular musical instrument.
can we incorporate generative ai into a longer-term performance practice?
new advanced level course focussed on creating collaborative music with computers. Evolved from a “special topic” 2019-2022.
first year elective focussed on creating interactive artworks with computers (
Enrolments from 140-240 per year. Running since ~2005.
Goal: create study programs in HCI and creative computing available to all computing students at ANU
Major/Minor/Specialisations in Human Centred and Creative Computing. New sub-programs to study computing applications in HCI, design, games, music and art.