Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00pm
Thelma Schnitzer Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building Room 163, 961 E. 18th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
Jeffrey Stolet, director. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
Masayuki Akamatsu is a Professor in Sound/Media Arts at the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences and Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan. He has exhibited multimedia electronic installations and performed throughout the world, and is also a member of The Breadboard Band, a group that performs electronic music made from circuits on solderless breadboards.
His numerous installations incorporate sound, visual manipulations, and many other forms of mixed media.
He has written several books on the Max/MSP/Jitter sound/visual processing language, and he has also written quite a few of his own objects for use with Max/MSP/Jitter.
His software creations incorporate unconventional applications for interfacing existing hardware functions in unexpected ways (for example, using the Sudden Motion Sensor on a PowerBook as a way to control parameters in Max, interfacing the Wii Remote and iPhone with Max, etc.).
Most recently his work has focused on writing software applications that exploit the possibilities of the iPhone, a device that he sees as being an important step in the evolution of computing.