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Krisztian Hofstädter
Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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Biography

I am a creative technologist working as a researcher, lecturer, freelancer and artist. Besides working on the Enhancing Audio Description project as a research assistant with Dr Mariana López and Dr Gavin Kearney at the University of York, my doctoral research developed brain-computer music interfaces for meditation, in which I link neurofeedback to auditory entrainment in generative soundscapes inspired by shamanic journeying.

I have also been teaching music technology-related subjects (eg sonic art, sensor technology and music for the moving image) as an associate lecturer at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and the University of Bedfordshire between 2011 and 2019 and started teaching a module on sensemaking and digital identities at the School of Philosophy and Arts History at the University of Essex in 2021. I have also been a research assistant at the StoryLab Research Institute in Cambridge between 2017 and 2021.

As a freelancer and artist, I have been producing sound design and music, websites and visual art, including photography and paintings.

For more information please visit https://khofstadter.com/.

Publications

Full publications list

Peer-reviewed publications

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. 2021. Enhancing Audio Description: Inclusive Cinematic Experiences Through Sound Design in Journal of Audio-visual Translation. DOI: 10.1177/0264619620935935

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. 2020. Seeing films through sound: Sound design, spatial audio, and accessibility for visually impaired audiences, British Journal of Visual Impairment, DOI: 10.1177/0264619620935935

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. & Balla, G. 2020. Enhancing audio description: accessible filmmaking, sound design and the importance of educating filmmakers. Media Practice and Education, 21:4, 289-304, DOI: 10.1080/25741136.2020.1832830

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. 2018. Audio Description in the UK: What works, what doesn’t, and understanding the need for personalising access. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 36(3), pp. 274–291. DOI: 10.1177/0264619618794750

Presentations/demonstrations/performances

Hofstadter, K. 2020 ARU Talking Science (online presentation), ARU, Cambridge

Hofstadter, K. 2019. NeuroMeditation with Music (presentation and a brain-computer music interfacing performance) at 2019 Festival of Ideas, ARU, Cambridge. 

Ryan, D. et al 2019. Aphorisms (live sound design and engineering). Performed at ARU, Music Department. 

Hofstadter, K. 2019. Demonstration of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing Soundscape - Generative Rhythmic Entrainment at Audio Engineering Society International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio, York. https://bcmi.khofstadter.info/aes-york-conference-demo-2019/

Hofstadter, K. 2018. Brain-Computer Music Interfacing for Meditation (The Archive and the Contested Landscape) at 2018 Festival of Ideas, ARU, Cambridge. 

Hofstadter, K. 2018. Brain-Computer Music Interfacing for Meditation at Qujing University, Yunnan, China. 

Hofstadter, K. 2018. A Brain-Computer Music Software Interface (BCMI) for Mindfulness at StoryLab Symposium, Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research, ARU, Cambridge. 

Hofstadter, K. 2018. Software Interface (BCMI) for Mindfulness (presentation) at Multilingual Conference, University of Essex, Colchester.

Hofstadter, K. 2017. Focus Neurogame for Meditation and Performance (demonstration and workshop) at Clip Sound, Firstsite Museum and Gallery, Colchester. 

Hofstadter, K. 2016. Brain-Computer Music Interfacing Software Development for Well-being at Musedelica Symposium, University of Sussex, Brighton.

Hofstadter, K. 2016. Brain-Computer Music Interfacing for Stress Management (poster) at ARU Research Conference, Chelmsford. https://bcmi.khofstadter.info/ARU-research-conference-poster/

Hofstadter, K. 2016. Compulsive Music Waves / Deciphering Addictions (audio-video installation) at Pint of Science Festival, St Barnabas Church, Cambridge.

Hofstadter, K. 2011. Strophic Variables (installation) at FUTURE FLUXUS event, part of Visualise Cambridge events series. 
Digital Performance Laboratory, 2009. BCMI-0. A brain-computer interface using sound and servo motors with Arduino [installation] at HCI2009 Open House Festival of Interactive Technology, Cambridge, Microsoft Research Centre. 

Software

Olofsson, F. & Hofstädter, K., 2019. Openbci-supercollider - supercollider code for EEG acquisition, noise reduction, feature extraction and classification. Available at: https://github.com/krisztian-hofstadter-tedor/OpenBCI-SuperCollider.

Audio releases

Music albums linked to my doctoral research, work with theatre and game developers and experiments combining genres of electronica and traditional music can be found at https://tedor.bandcamp.com/.

Contact details

Krisztian Hofstädter
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
School of Arts and Creative Technologies
University of York
Baird Lane
Campus East
York
YO10 5GB

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321917

https://khofstadter.com/