Addressing Barriers for Entry and Operation of a Distributed Signal Mapping Framework

Brady Boettcher, Eduardo A. L. Meneses, Christian Frisson, Marcelo Wanderley, and Joseph Malloch

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 98–105
  • Article Number: 13
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Abstract:

The novelty and usefulness of the distributed signal mapping framework libmapper has been demonstrated in many projects and publications, yet its technical entry and operation requirements are often too high to be feasible as a mapping option for less-technical users. This paper focuses on completing key development tasks to overcome these barriers including improvements to software distribution and mapping session management. The impact of these changes was evaluated by asking several artists to design an interactive audiovisual installation using libmapper. Observations and feedback from the artists throughout their projects let us assess the impact of the developments on the usability of the framework, suggesting key development principles for related tools created in research contexts.

Citation:

Brady Boettcher, Eduardo A. L. Meneses, Christian Frisson, Marcelo Wanderley, and Joseph Malloch. 2023. Addressing Barriers for Entry and Operation of a Distributed Signal Mapping Framework. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_13,
 abstract = {The novelty and usefulness of the distributed signal mapping framework libmapper has been demonstrated in many projects and publications, yet its technical entry and operation requirements are often too high to be feasible as a mapping option for less-technical users. This paper focuses on completing key development tasks to overcome these barriers including improvements to software distribution and mapping session management. The impact of these changes was evaluated by asking several artists to design an interactive audiovisual installation using libmapper. Observations and feedback from the artists throughout their projects let us assess the impact of the developments on the usability of the framework, suggesting key development principles for related tools created in research contexts.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {13},
 author = {Brady Boettcher and Eduardo A. L. Meneses and Christian Frisson and Marcelo Wanderley and Joseph Malloch},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {8},
 pages = {98--105},
 title = {Addressing Barriers for Entry and Operation of a Distributed Signal Mapping Framework},
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_13.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}