Alain Renaud : Interactions over the network - tales from the past, present and the future
Alain is a senior lecturer in Music and Audio Technology at Bournemouth University, and holds a PhD. from the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Belfast. He is the co-director of the Experimental Media Research Group (EMERGE), a group driving innovations and experiments by developing new approaches to media arts and creative media technologies. His research explore high-speed networks as a medium for developing real time interactive performances in a multiplicity of spaces. High-speed networks provide a timeless and borderless collaborative medium for mixing musical cultures, acoustic environments and performance practices and offer potential for developing applications that use the network as a core for interactions. Moreover, such research is not limited to music but also spans across a multitude of disciplines where natural interactions are needed. This includes the development of smart connected spaces, which can and will have multiple functions forming an integral part in the development of green economies.