Thursday 2 July 2015
Researchers in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science need your help and are offering the chance to win one of 10 Amazon £50 gift cards in return.
All you need to do to take part is play a fun game and complete three online surveys during the period from July to Friday 7 August 2015.
Steve Reich's Clapping Music is a game-based app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad inspired by a piece of music called Clapping Music by the composer Steve Reich. It is performed by two people clapping one simple rhythmic pattern together but is harder than it looks! It has inspired all sorts of people from the famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie to David Bowie.
The game has been developed along with collaborators from The London Sinfonietta and Touchpress and is funded by The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
The app will be free for anyone to download from iTunes from early July 2015, but the researchers are looking for people interested in helping with the research immediately. The three online surveys will be completed before you download the app, another after playing for a little while, then another two weeks later. They include questions about your musical experience, age and music listening habits and preferences, and your playing data from the game will be looked at as well.
You don’t need to be a musician to play, it’d be great for as many people as possible to download it and get tapping and clapping!
You can find out more about the research project here http://cogsci.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/clappingmusicresearch/Home.html.
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Ready to sign up now? Send an email with the subject line: ‘Sign me up to the research focus group’ to firstname.lastname@example.org