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Guest Speaker Event

Virginia Tech’s own R. Benjamin Knapp will join the Atlanta Hokies on Wednesday, August 12th, to discuss the research and work being done to create meaningful links between human-computer interaction, universal design, and various forms of creativity.

Ben Knapp is a Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and the Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). ICAT seeks to promote research and education at the boundaries between art, design, engineering, and science. Knapp also leads the Music, Sensors, and Emotion research group, with researchers in the UK and the US.

His research on human-computer interaction has focused on the development and design of user-interfaces and software that allow both composers and performers to augment the physical control of a musical instrument with direct sensory interaction. He holds twelve patents and is the co-inventor of the BioMuse system, which enables artists to use gesture, cognition, and emotional state to interact with audio and video media.

The rest of Ben Knapp’s bio can be found at:

We’re hosting the speaker event on the fourth floor at the Rainmaker offices, located in Alpharetta between exits 9 and 10. Light refreshments will be provided. There’s plenty of parking onsite (free).

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