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POSTPONED - Creative Engineering

Andy Hunt

Thursday 15 March 2018, 6.30PM

Speaker(s): Professor Andy Hunt, Department of Electronic Engineering

Department of Electronic Engineering Inaugural Lectures

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is postponed. Apologies for any disappointment.  

In this lecture, Professor Andy Hunt explains how creativity and innovation is at the very heart of engineering, contrary to many stereotypes. His own work has focussed on the use of interactive audio as a scientific analysis tool. He demonstrates multiple examples that use sound to reveal hidden information and structures in systems as diverse as learning about and debugging computer programs, and giving patients real-time feedback on their muscle action in therapy, through to recent international discoveries made using such sonification. He also describes how engineers contribute to the creative arts, how this collaboration leads to a stimulating curriculum and highly adaptable students, including demonstrations of student work.

Speaker biography: Andy Hunt is Deputy Head (Teaching) of the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York. He studied Electronic Engineering at York in the early 1980s, and stayed on to work on the pioneering interdisciplinary MA/MSc in Music Technology (joint with the Department of Music), becoming its combined Chair of the Board of Studies. His PhD was in user-interfacing for musical control, and this led to many years researching and developing computer musical instruments for people with disabilities. During this time he created novel methods of teaching programming using audio. This led to an international collaboration on Interactive Sonification, co-editing the key textbook in this area, and launching a conference series. In recent years he has become Professor (Teaching & Scholarship), and led the curriculum reviews and work on the York Pedagogy in the department. 

NB There will be a drinks reception in PT005A at 5.30pm. All lecture attendees welcome. 

Other lectures in this series include:

Location: Room P/X/001, Physics

Admission: Event postponed

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