To my colleagues, please consider sharing this with prospective Ph.D. students:
Dr. Brian Magerko, director of the ADAM Lab, and the EarSketch research team is looking to add a new Ph.D. student in the Digital Media or Human-Centered Computing programs starting fall 2015-2016. This NSF-funded graduate research assistant position will be involved in issues related to the continued development of a STEAM-based learning environment for CS education, called EarSketch, that employs computational music remixing to teach introductory programming concepts.
Potential research topics for the GRA include interface design for STEAM environments, social media for learning, curriculum design and evaluation, and the development of new features of the learning environment.
Ph.D. prospects should have a background in a related field such as education, music technology, cognitive science, computing, and/or digital media. Interested prospects are welcome to contact Dr. Magerko (magerko at gatech.edu) with any questions.
EarSketch is partnering with Young Guru (engineer for Jay-Z) and Richard Devine (electronic musician and sound designer) to create audio loops and beats that will be bundled with EarSketch. This gives students access to creative, compelling musical building blocks in a variety of popular styles to use in creating music with EarSketch.
Our partnership with Young Guru was announced at the A3C Festival in Atlanta in October 2012 and has already resulted in a large sample library for our pending public release of the EarSketch learning environment. Full details are available in Georgia Tech’s press release.
Check out the Digital Media Wesley Center event this Monday, where we will be speaking and presenting our latest work on digital improv, EarSketch, and other projects:
Check out the new short demo video Chris has posted on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/30111572