Massively multiplayer operas : interactive systems for collaborative musical narrative
Author(s)Su, David(David Dewei)
Interactive systems for collaborative musical narrative
Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Music, narrative, and social interaction have long been intertwined. The objective of this thesis is to create a platform, designed for interactive multiplayer operas, that explores the potential for technology-enabled systems to facilitate creativity through expression, the emotional affordances of musical storytelling, and the spatiotemporal boundaries of copresence. A variety of design experiments for collaborative musical narrative are implemented and evaluated. The work also introduces a real-time lyrical conversation system, with user interfaces that allow for simultaneous musical and narrative expression with a high degree of granularity. These experiences are encapsulated by an overarching lyrical multiplayer narrative opera platform. This project seeks to provide a novel means of creating and understanding multi-user, interactive music systems in which users participate in active and collaborative music-making in conjunction with narrative engagement.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-79).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program in Media Arts and Sciences