Innovative Platforms for Teaching in the Arts


Dec. 7, 2016, 12pm to 2pm

Office/Remote Location

MSM 133 Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium
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Nancy J. Uscher, dean, College of Fine Arts, invites you to "Innovative Platforms for Teaching the Arts in the 21st Century" a talk by Dr. Ajay Kapur, director of the Music Technology Program at the California Institute of the Arts and associate dean for Research and Development in Digital Arts.

Dr. Kapur runs a Ph.D. Research Group in Wellington New Zealand called Sonic Engineering Lab for Creative Technology. Dr. Kapur is the co-founder and CEO of Kadenze, the Creative Arts Massive Open Online Course Platform (MOOC). He received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Victoria combining computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, music, and psychology with a focus on intelligent music systems and media technology. He has published over 100 technical papers and presented lectures across the world on music technology, human computer interface for artists, robotics, for making sound, modern digital orchestras, and education technology. His first book, "Digitizing North Indian Music" discusses how sensors, machine learning, and robotics are used to extend and preserve traditional techniques of Indian Classical music. His latest book "Introduction to Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists" is a textbook for artists to learn computer science. Dr. Kapur graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 2002.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution:
$5 for adults;
$2 for children and seniors

Contact Information

College of Fine Arts
Delia Martin

External Sponsor

College of Fine Arts