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Conceptual Metaphor in the Practice of Computer Music

Conceptual Metaphor in the Practice of Computer Music

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Given the breadth of possibilty in using the computer as a musical instrument, one should consider the design of novel interfaces as informed by research in conceptual metaphor.
Given the breadth of possibilty in using the computer as a musical instrument, one should consider the design of novel interfaces as informed by research in conceptual metaphor.

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Published by: Peter H Wong on May 13, 2011
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CONCEPTUAL METAPHOR INTHE PRACTICE OF COMPUTER MUSICThesisSubmitted in partial fulfillmentof the requirements for theDegree of Master of Fine Artsin Electronic Music and Recording MediaMills College, Spring 2011by Peter Ho-Kin Wong Approved by:Reading Committee_________________________Chris BrownDirector of Thesis_________________________James FeiReader of Thesis_________________________Chris BrownHead of the Music Department_________________________Dr. Sandra C. GreerProvost and Dean of the Faculty 
 
CONTENTS1. Introduction
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2. Background:
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2.1.The mapping question
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2.2.Conceptual metaphor143. Interface strategies213.1.Manifested metaphors: simple yet telling examples223.1.1.A thought experiment:a prototype conforming to an alternate pitch metaphor263.1.2.Our prototype as a methodological proposal: what really happened here?293.2.Existing interfaces and conceptual coherence333.2.1.Tangible user interfaces (TUIs)363.2.2.The CHOAMducial ball controller403.3.Proposed future work423.3.1.Input: gestural imaging and marked objects423.3.2.Mapping imageschemas to low or high level outputs444. Informing the conceptual sphere474.1.“Choices:just pitch space, the conduit metaphor475. Conclusion536. Appendix: contents of accompanying media557. Bibliography56

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